Signs in Cle Elum and Roslyn Washington

We left early in the morning and our first stop was for breakfast in Cle Elum.

Friendly people and good food if you need someplace to eat on your way across the Cascades we recommend this cafe. They have “acres” of parking…that cracked me up but I suppose if you are traveling in R.V.’s and pulling trailers filled with bikes and camping gear this is the place for you!

We got some great inside information from the family sitting next to us on visiting Roslyn and Ronald. After breakfast in Cle Elum and a stop at the small town hardware store we headed West to Roslyn.

Incorporated in 1886 the coal-mining town of Roslyn played an important role in Washington State History. The extensive coal fields in the area fueled the Northern Pacific Railroad’s trains during construction and early operation of a direct rail line through the Cascade Mountains.

Roslyn also claimed fame because of the T.V. series Northern Exposure. It was called Cicely on the show and suppose to be in Alaska but the filming was done on the streets of Roslyn, Washington.

The Brick is Washington’s oldest continuously operating bar established in 1889. They are also known for Northern Exposure being filmed there and a movie called The Runner Stumbles with Dick Van Dyke. The Runner Stumbles was also filmed at the Immaculate Conception Church in Roslyn shown below.

This was a fun day trip for us and we enjoyed seeing this little towns. Driving around you are always sure to find some interesting yard art, too.

Rust in Peace…clever.

We are still having a heat wave here in the Pacific Northwest. Of course since this is so out of the ordinary everyone’s talking about it. I’ve never had to water plants in April before but I’ve been busy dragging the hoses around and watering the last couple days.

How are things in your corner of the world?

Linking up to Signs, signs with Lesley.

11 thoughts on “Signs in Cle Elum and Roslyn Washington

  1. I love visiting historic places. Roslyn is so charming! I totally love the photo of the church. (I’m a collector of photos of little white churches.)

  2. The “Cottage Cafe” is a classic sign. I would draw me in if I was driving past. Love the old car in the garden, but I would want to restore it to running condition. It is too rare to be yard art.

  3. Have a great time in Eastern Washington (where both of us were born and raised, probably even further East than you are going …way over in Asotin County). It looks like your trip is off to a great start here. We loved exploring Roselyn for all the reasons you show!

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