Oh my goodness.
We have funny memories of a family vacation from the "pre-blog" days when we took the boys to Grand Coulee Dam and they innocently overused the word. (Ie "When are the dam people coming to give us the dam tour?" Etc.)
So. Wyatt and his job. He is a "peak-season-hire". Because guess when UPS is the busiest? Before Christmas, right? As in, from NOW until Christmas. So if he wants to keep the job (and he does!) he pretty much has to suck it up and pull down the hours between now and Christmas, and after that he can cut back. Feel free to pray for him!
And... back to vacation.
Washington has a lot of dams. Lots of rivers. Lots of hydroelectric power.
And the anniversary trip wasn't about dams at all, but they're kind of unavoidable. We passed by Ross and Diablo Lakes - beautiful at any time of year :D
Great for power AND for recreation. Though it's quiet this time of year, you might see lots of boaters, campers, hikers, fishers, etc. around Diablo Lake.
This tiny island intrigues me.
Love how the colorful maples and alders are along the edges of slide areas and the shores of the lakes.
And though we didn't this time, you can drive right across the top of this dam!
Kind of an eerie feeling, seeing the lake about level with you on one side, and the sheer drop on the other.
I always expect to see birds nesting here... but they're not. Seems like a perfect place for eagles.
Yes, the water really is that color.
Not sure of the name... maybe Pinnacle Peak?
Very majestic looking at the end of this fjord-like arm of the lake
And again with the evergreens' tenacious hold on life.
Kerry and I both love how clear and blue the water is. Harder to see on a cloudy day, but you can look right down through the water.
And look what was revealed when they drilled down through the rock to build the highway.
The main rock is probably basalt, but I don't know what the lighter colored layers are.