Rebecca wanted to find some sun for her birthday, so we headed to Eastern Washington the first week of April. Grand Coulee to be specific.
Once we crossed the mountains the sun shone and our spirits lifted. First stop, Frenchman’s Coulee.
We hiked around for an hour or so, enjoying the sun. We saw wild flowers, an abandoned car and this:
The warm sun and environs made us think of Juniper juice. Next stop, Soap Lake liquor store. Much more personality than the ones in Seattle.
On the road again until we hit Sun Lakes State Park and hiked to the top of the Grand Coulee. A fun scramble to great views.
After many hours of hiking it was time to check in to our motel, the aptly named A La Cozy in Coulee City.
The next day dawned cold and rainy. Oh well. We headed to our final destination, the Grand Coulee Dam. Impressive.
We took the tour, which was free and very cool. You get to go inside and feel very, very small. The turbine hall reminded Rebecca of the Michael Heizers at Dia:Beacon and it reminded me of the Tate Modern.
A working, spinning turbine:
The damn dam tuckered us out so we checked into motel #2, the Trail West in Grand Coulee Dam:
The next morning, our adventure over, we headed back to Seattle. Bye Grand Coulee.