Monday, June 8, 2009

Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie Falls is definitely a highlight for Seattle visitors. It is only about 30 minutes east of Seattle, and we were excited to go again since it had been about a year and a half since we had last been out here with my family from Dallas. It is a gorgeous park with a resort and spa, a half a mile hike to the bottom of the waterfall, adventurous rock hopping to get closer to the falls, and then what seems like a very steep climb back up. It goes by pretty quick!

We found it relaxing to just stare at the falls and chat about any and everything.

Randy and LaJuana

Gabe and his cousin, Chris

My hoody did wonders to save me from most of the mist while venturing down to the falls.

All the fam after the hike down
(then my hair became super rough)

And we are done, now, climb back up!

We overheard a lot of interesting conversations: A dad telling his little girl that she couldn't climb down on the rocks to the bottom of the falls because she was a little girl. And she said, "But brother get's to do it," and he said, "because he is a little boy." Hmm. Then, there was the cutest little kid that was probably four years old who got a great teaching moment on the hike back up. As we passed him, we heard his parents say with a completely straight face, "There are consequences for your actions. You chose to walk down to the falls, which means you have to walk back up." It was sooo funny to see this poor kid regretting walking down because he was so tired and was stomping his feet back to the top! Ahhh, parenting.


Jamie said...

I haven't been to snoqualmie falls, but they are on my to-do list. Have you visited the falls near Portland?

Kelsey Smith said...

I have not, but we will definitely have to check that out when we're in Portland next!

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