June 15, 2012

One day my log will have something to say about this.

Way back on leap day Pete and I took a 2 day trip up through Washington, guided by an itinerary of Twin Peaks related stops.  It was awesome!

Log

Besides all the Lynch nerdery involved, it was also a fun way to see tons of gorgeous places all over the great pacific northwest.  I love Oregon oh so much, but wow, Washington is kind of amazing.  More of that later, as I take you chronologically through our journey…

Shore off Kiana Lodge

There are tons more photos on flickr; these are a few select favorites to show you the highlights.  So yeah, we started at the beach where Laura Palmer’s body was found – the log was pretty spectacular!

Log

Shore off Kiana Lodge

The Kiana Lodge, which was probably the most major Twin Peaks location, used as the Blue Pine Lodge and the interior of The Great Northern and other interiors as well I think, is right on that beach…

Kiana Lodge

And it’s all kinds of cool, and some pretty Lynchian creepiness as well…

Kiana Lodge

Kiana Lodge

The buildings were all closed but we peeked through many windows…

Kiana Lodge

Kiana Lodge

Kiana Lodge

Kiana Lodge

Kiana Lodge

So then we headed over to our hotel, which was just around the corner from the lodge (and across a bridge from Bainbridge Island) – the big building on the left of this photo (that’s the log on the right):

Shore off Kiana Lodge

Over there where we stayed, the owls are not what they seem

owls

Coffee table top in the hotel lobby:

log table

That night, we took a short drive across the bridge to Bainbridge Island and checked out Churchmouse yarn shop there, then had dinner at the buffet in the casino next to the hotel.  We considered playing blackjack, in the Twin Peaks spirit of One Eyed Jack’s, but there was a minimum bet more than $1 and we didn’t feel like throwing away money… yeah, gambling isn’t our style ;)  We did loose a few dollars in the nickel slots though; see, we’re not total party poopers!  Anyway, the hotel lobby area is overlooking the shore, so we had our breakfast the next morning by the window:

hotel breakfast view from our Hotel

Then we got on the ferry from Bainbridge Island to Seattle…

ferry to Seattle

Which was amazing!  But… oh wow so cold!

ferry to Seattle

ferry to Seattle

ferry to Seattle

Once back on land, we drove straight through Seattle and out into the wilderness, then into a small town for lunch and pie

Double R Diner

…at the Double R Diner!  Er, Twede’s Cafe actually:

Double R Diner

Twede's Cafe

Double R Diner

Black as midnight on a moonless night:

Black as midnight on a moonless night.

Twede's Cafe

Then we drove through the small town roads and took in all the Twin-Peaksyness of it all…

Twin Peaks zone

…imagining that the teens were up to no good, of course (they were walking on the railroad tracks!)…  We even witnessed a local cop slyly passing a note, along with a secret handshake, to the clerk at the local creepy thrift shop (the secret part probably being in our imaginations, but the rest was totally true!).

Twin Peaks zone

Giant log:

Giant Log!

And up the road awhile, we arrived at Snoqualmie Falls, also the exterior of The Great Northern:

Snoqualmie Falls

Holy wowzers, it was majestic!!

Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie Falls

After taking in all that awesomeness, we hit the road again for a quick drive over to our next stop – and we passed by this bridge (pretty sure it’s this one)…

Twin Peaks bridge

…and some more picturesque scenery.

Twin Peaks zone

Then we turned the corner, and were at the Sheriff’s Department

Twin Peaks sites

…which overlooks the sawmill:

Twin Peaks sites

Twin Peaks sites

We needed a bit of a rest after a long day, before hitting the road back home to Portland, so we stopped off at the Roadhouse!

The Roadhouse

Sadly, the inside is nothing like what you’d think/hope, but it was still cool to have a beer at the Roadhouse, if you’re a big nerd that is.

The Roadhouse

And that was that, some more beautiful Washington nature and we were on our way home.

Washington out the window

It was quite the 2 day adventure!  If you live in the northwest, you should totally copy the trip; even if you’re not a huge Twin Peaks nerd, I still recommend some of the stops.  Amazing stuff, really.  Like I said, check out flickr if you want to see more – I took over 800 (!!) photos total, which is why it’s taken me three and a half months to edit them and blog the trip.  I narrowed it down to a mere 174 on flickr though!

Log

And I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes (because we have a Doug Fir tree in our backyard)…  Got to find out what kind of trees these are. They’re reeally something.

Twin Peaks zone

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