Day 12: Snow! at Stevens Pass, Windmills at Lynden
Trip Start Jun 05, 2008
24Trip End Jun 24, 2008
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Today's photog: Kory
We left Leavenworth under a clear blue sky this morning and headed back towards the west coast on Highway 2, a different route than we took yesterday. At Stevens Pass, elevation approximately 4,000 feet, there was still snow on the side of the road. Of course we had to stop like idiots on the side of the road and take some pictures.
Highway 2 was very slow going. In addition to it being mostly 2 lane and of course mountainous, there were several construction zones that were down to one lane. We enjoyed the views but thought we would never get back to I-5, which we took north toward Bellingham
We FINALLY got to Bellingham this afternoon, rested a while, then headed up a highway due north to Lynden, a small town which is only a few miles from the Canadian border. Lynden's early settlers included some Dutch families, and their new AND old architecture reflects that - plus we saw a lot of Dutch names on the signs of attorney's offices, etc. Most of downtown Lynden, which was very charming, rolled up the sidewalks at 5, but some locals sent us to a cafe that had some of the best egg salad and potato salad I'd ever eaten - along with a waitress who seemed quite impressed that we were visiting from Tennessee.
All day we had been getting glimpses of yet another high WA peak - Mt. Baker. On the way back from Lynden tonight, I got a pretty good photo, although of course there's a cloud partially obstructing the view.
Tomorrow we're off to Canada once more - this time to Vancouver.