The warm temperatures we experienced down here in the lowland, turned the snow to rain in the mountains too, so besides heavy rain~the snow pak began to melt, causing the rivers to run wild and overflowing right from the source. Those conditions also caused numerous avalanches , with hillsides coming down on highways, and cabins and other buildings sliding off their foundations. The two pictures below were sent to me in an email. So I'm not sure of their source. Snoqualmie Falls is up near the summit of Snoqualmie Pass (Interstate-90). Even during normal weather the 268 foot fall on the Snoqualmie River is a breath taking sight to over a million visitors each year.
But when the rain is falling & the warm temperatures cause the snow to start melting, the results are amazing when you view the torrent of water going over the fall.They showed Snoqualmie Falls many times on the news last week, so I can assure you....this is what it really looked like.
I had a great post birthday lunch yesterday with my son and his girlfriend. They took me to Mazatlan and we all had a yummy Mexican meal. I don't know what I was thinking~I took pictures of our food but not of Jim & Jeralyn who were sitting across from me. (Weird I know)
Below is mine, 2 chicken enchiladas, whole beans & rice.This was Jearalyn's~I'm not sure what it was but I remember it was #11 on the lunch menu. She said it was verrrrrrry good !! And this was Jim's~2 enchiladas, one chicken, one beef, with refried beans & rice. And lot's of cheese. I always ask "easy on the cheese, please."
And finally~ oh this is a sleeping kitty. LOL ! She had her nose in her blanket when I left the house so I got my camera out & took a picture of her as I was leaving. Bob and his California daughter were going to head south Saturday morning but since the highway was closed, they decided to wait until this morning. Friday we were not positive if the highway would open at all this weekend but then they opened it Friday afternoon. Meanwhile, both of them made plans for Saturday so Sunday morning was set for "blast off." She got here a little after 7am this morning and they put his stuff in the vehicle and were pulling out of the driveway at 7:30am. He had flu like symptoms during the night, so left with some plastic bags and a coke. You know that flat coke is very good for an upset stomach...even my pediatrician ordered it for my kids when they were little and sick to their stomach. I gave him 2 of those large red plastic cups and as Hope was pulling out of the driveway, he had opened the Coke and was pouring it back & forth to get the fizz out of it. A friend of Hope's mom was riding along as far as Redding, CA. So there will be 3 of them to chatter as they drive along today. If the weather cooperates they could get to Redding very late tonight. But if Siskiyou Pass (northern California) is bad, they'll be stuck in Medford or Ashland, Oregon tonight.