Road Trip Signs

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Sometimes with drive by photography you miss part of the sign. Glondo’s suffered that fate. These first 3 signs were taken during our drive to our son and daughter in law’s in Eastern Washington. We veered off the interstate at the city of Cle Elum to have some breakfast.  On a future drive I’d like to stop at Glondo’s and buy some of their specialty meats!

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The Cottage Cafe in Cle Elum is our go-to choice for breakfast when we leave our home early for our 5-1/2 hour drive to Northeastern Washington State. Cle Elum is beyond Snoqualmie Pass Summit on the eastern downhill side of the Cascades.

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This Shell sign was seen across the street from the Cafe.

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Last but certainly not least is the great truth on this sign at our final destination.

I hope you have faith and hope and love in your life.

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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?

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