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Monroe To Lacey, Washington

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Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 95 miles from Monroe to Lacey, Washington.

I’ll be hanging out in this general area until about the beginning of October, taking maximum advantage of my Thousand Trails membership and very agreeable weather.


 Today’s subject…



Along the way I went past Snoqualmie Falls, which you can read all about by clicking this link…



Mary and I visited the falls in 2011. The below photos are from that visit.



As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

















This photo is of a picture on an information sign…





Upon arrival, I parked at Cabela’s Sporting Goods. It’s a nice clean, safe and quiet location. I’ll leave here tomorrow morning after visiting friends in this area today.




The store is about 500 feet away…






The usual dinette window photo…







To read all about Lacey, Washington, click this link…,_Washington




I hope you enjoyed the photos!

Yesterday was mostly sunny and 71 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 70 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…


On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

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Driving the “back-roads” from Monroe to  Yelm on our push south, we stopped at Snoqualmie Falls Park and Hydro Electric Project on highway 202.  The first power plant was built above the dam in 1898-99. Stairs built to advantage the view of the falls is filled with adjectives, and breathtaking is one of them.

The fall roars and sends up so much mist it feels like a light rain. The river plunges 270 feet to the bottom, ten stories higher than Niagara falls.

Then, a rainbow greeted us as if on call.

Heavy mists back lighted by the sun created a scene to swallow those adjectives.  This beautiful place is well worth going out of your way to visit. Electrical generation now comes from two power plants, one above and one blow the falls. Workers are currently updating the plant to produce enough electricity for 40,000 homes. Seems a small number somehow, considering the millions it costs per year to keep the plants operating, and the millions to rebuild and update when sun power generation costs so little by comparison.

Adjective concrete steps, sent us on our way with these words:  swirling, curling, smashing, crashing:

ripple, ebb, ruffle, roaring, misting, rumbling, tumbling, rushing.

gushing, sparkling, plunging, roiling, falling, cascading, flowing, pouring, twirling, swirling, whirling, splashing, backwater, current, soaking, misting, breathtaking, falls.

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Snoqualmie Falls

Yesterday Mary and I traveled about 75 miles South from Monroe…to Yelm, Washington. Instead of going my usual way along the Interstate Highways…we elected to go the “back road” or more scenic way. We traveled Washington State Routes 203, 202, 18, 167, 512, 7 and 507. Along the way we passed Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Power Plant…part of Puget Sound Energy. At 270 feet the falls are ten stories higher than Niagara Falls.

Here are four photos you can click on to see an enlarged view…

This photo is of a picture on an information sign…

To read about the facility…click this link…

We spent the night in the parking lot of the Red Wind Casino and visited with my long-time friends Larry and Jan Seaberg. Larry is an Elder of the Nisqually Indian Tribe which owns and operates the casino…

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
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