Day 7: From Sandpoint, ID to Seattle, WA

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The shower situation at the RV park was a bit less than desirable, but was on par for the rest of the place. We packed up our gear, filled up the tank, and hit the road toward Seattle, WA.


Along the way we found a nice pullout to view the Columbia River. Mark loves to climb rocks, so he did a little of that here.

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We also made a quick stop at Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park, which turned out to be a lot like looking at rocks in cages. If that’s something you enjoy, you should check this place out!


Anyone else a fan of Northern Exposure? Well we are. We stopped in Roslyn, WA to scope out the town better known as Cicely. We didn’t spot any moose walking the streets, but we did find a couple of memorable shops.

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This day was a day of walking through TV history. Not only did we get to visit Cicely…we also passed right through Twin Peaks (North Bend, WA). We snapped a photo of the Double R Diner, which is actually called the Twedes Cafe. We didn’t stop for pie, but we hear they serve “a damn good cup of coffee.”


After passing through the one stoplight town we headed over to Snoqualmie Falls for a quick walk to the lookout. Unfortunately, the hike down to the bottom was closed due to construction. This should look familiar to you Twin Peaks fans too.


Shortly after passing through North Bend we made it to Seattle. We drove on to the Tacoma KOA to set up camp before we headed back to the Emerald City. It’s just not a trip to Seattle without a visit to the Pike Place Market, so that was our first stop. Things you’ll find at the market: cheap and beautiful fresh cut flowers, a fish stand that puts on one heck of a show, and all sorts of delicious coffee.

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We moved on to stroll around the city and stopped by the Space Needle to get a few photos. We had a tough time getting a shot of the needle because it is so tall and surrounded by trees and buildings. Hey, we did the best we could. Here are a few of our better shots.

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We then walked on to Seattle Center. We saw what we believe was a bachelorette party playing in the fountain and dressed in old-timey clothes. How fun!


Later that evening we visited the Fremont area to hang out with the trolls and grab a bite for dinner. The trolls were both creepy and fun. On our drive there, we caught this amazing view of Mt. Rainier.

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After a full day of exploring Seattle we headed back to our campsite to crash for the night, tickled to death with what we experienced. Seattle was amazing and we look forward to going back again someday.

Lessons Learned:

  • Frasier Crane was right, Seattle really is a wonderful city.

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