There is no way we could travel Hwy 62 and not make a stop (#3) at Beckie's Cafe. If you're a follower of this blog, you know about Beckie's. This time though, we were ready for lunch and so we took a big step beyond ordering pie and we sat ourselves down in a cozy wooden booth and ordered burgers, salad and fries. Yum-o! Yes, of course we ordered pie to go. Silly question. Huckleberry Pie, which was amazing!
I also took just a moment to take a seat in what I believe must have been Paul Bunyan's chair. Getting in was easy, just slide back. Getting out, well, that took a helpful hand!
|Paul Bunyan's chair!|
Moving on down the road we witnessed the Pacific Northwest at it's most stunning! We started to see this incredibly HUGE mountain in front of us. I don't believe we've ever seen such a sight! Take a look at Mt. Theilsen! Stop #4.
|Elevation - 9,184 ft.|
|Stopped erupting 250,000 years ago.|
And in the same vicinity is Diamond Lake, stop #5, which looked beautiful from our roadside viewing area. Because it was getting late in the afternoon and we wanted to make a couple of more "must see" stops, we opted not to drive down to the shores of Diamond Lake. We will return another day.
Next up, stop #6 at Watson Falls!
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