We had reservations for the night at the Extended Stay in Bothell. Knowing check in time wasn't until three o'clock, we left just before eleven. What a beautiful day for a drive over the mountains. The sun was shining on the snowy hillsides of the Saddle Mountains as we drove via Royal City. We joined Interstate 90 at the bridge where it crosses the Columbia River.
We stopped in Ellensburg long enough to get a couple of ice cream sandwiches at Dairy Queen, then continued on our way. The road - and Snoqualmie Pass - was bare and dry. We made good time until just past the summit, where traffic was restricted to one lane. They were breaking up and clearing some of the piled up snow on the edge of the road. There was just no more room for any more.
Our room was ready when checked into the motel, so we had time for a short nap before Leslie and Bill arrived to go out to dinner with us. Leslie was hungry for steak so we decided to go to the Keg. The parking lot was packed. When we couldn't find a spot, we decided to try the Black Angus. Leslie made a reservation on her app, so we only had a few minutes wait. We both ordered rib eyes to split with our spouses. So good.
Good friends and good food equal a very good day!