10-06-2013, 06:31 PM
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We had a gorgeous fall day here today, so my wife and I went for a drive up to Snoqualmie. We had lunch at the Salish Lodge overlooking Snoqualmie Falls. There was lot of water due our recent heavy rains, and the falls were beautiful.
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After lunch we went for an hour-long ride on the old Spokane, Portland & Seattle train, which ended by going past the falls again on the other side. Here is the lodge and a view downstream from the train window.
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During the ride we saw some other old trains, as well as a classic car someone had brought out for the day.
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My wife and I had fun imagining we were on the Orient Express.
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All in all, a great day.

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 10-06-2013, 06:46 PM
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John, those are great photos of some incredible scenery, not to mention that fantastic picture of your wife and you. What an excellent outing. Smile

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 10-06-2013, 06:58 PM
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Wow ... some beautiful scenery, John! Looks like you had a wonderful day.

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 10-06-2013, 07:50 PM
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Fantastic pics, John! Great to see both of you had a great time and the scenery looks fantastic! Biggrin

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 10-07-2013, 03:52 AM
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That is pretty close to a perfect day!! A beautiful day in beautiful country with your beautiful wife and best friend....and trains!

Thanks for sharing! (I grew up on trains. My Grandfather was with the Pullman Company).

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 10-07-2013, 04:02 AM
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(10-07-2013, 03:52 AM)Coyote Wrote: That is pretty close to a perfect day!! A beautiful day in beautiful country with your beautiful wife and best friend....and trains!

Thanks for sharing! (I grew up on trains. My Grandfather was with the Pullman Company).
Great Pics...Thanks for sharing

Thanks for sharing....great pics. Makes me want to hit our mountains here in VA.

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 10-07-2013, 04:12 AM
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Lovely pics, John. I love that area of the country. My wife is from there and we visit her parents pretty often. I've never made it to the falls during our past visits, but I'll have to make time when we're there next.

Incidentally, I love trains too. They're my favourite way to travel.

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 10-07-2013, 11:35 AM
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(10-07-2013, 04:12 AM)yohannrjm Wrote: Lovely pics, John. I love that area of the country. My wife is from there and we visit her parents pretty often. I've never made it to the falls during our past visits, but I'll have to make time when we're there next.

Incidentally, I love trains too. They're my favourite way to travel.

Who doesn't love trains? A47

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 10-07-2013, 01:38 PM
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Thank you! I haven't been there since about 1953! The day back then was overcast as usual in those parts!
I am glad you had the sun and a beautiful partner to share it with!
~Richard

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 10-07-2013, 05:03 PM
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Lovely pictures. From the title of the thread I thought you were about to detail a series of misadventures.Glad I was wrong.

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 10-08-2013, 07:43 AM
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Great pictures John.

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 10-08-2013, 07:52 AM
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Wow, what a great day! Thanks for sharing John!

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 10-08-2013, 08:24 AM
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Great pictures John. Thanks for sharing.

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 10-08-2013, 09:28 AM
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Thanks for all the comments, guys. It was a fine day. One thing I unfortunately didn't get a picture of was a really healthy looking herd of elk we saw from the car. There wasn't a good place to pull over for a photograph.

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