I drove around to kill time before my red eye tonight. It’s strange being here, amidst natural wonders and a global pandemic, passing by things I once saw without caring about masks or political vitriol.
Sunrise over Fife.
The overt antisemitism is too much.
Some tourists come to the Seattle area to see the Space Needle. Little do they realize the REAL draw is the U-Haul Space Needle in Renton, WA.
I’ve recently found myself reconsidering the quest to selfie. Part of it is the Kevin Covid Cut of my hair (entering into year 3!). And part of it is that, I don’t know… maybe I don’t need to be int he photo.
Because also here in Renton, there be dragons…
Why a dragon? Because Renton is home to the folks who created Magic: The Gathering… and bought the Dungeons and Dragons company a while back.
Snoqualmie Falls, the exterior location for the Great Northern Lodge in Twin Peaks.
Me at the falls… because, apparently I still AM doing the whole selfie thing…
And then I felt like maybe I should take one without a mask… lots of people were maskless, and judgy. Judgey? Judgy.
I took a trail down to a lower observation point.
This warning was no joke.
And yet this warning felt like a joke I should wear on my shirt, a reminder that I’m more and more a historical artifact every day.
North Bend, WA, is home to many Twin Peaks filming locations.
Such as Twede’s Diner which doubled as the Twin Peaks Double R Diner…
I had one of their burgers…
…and of course made myself a present of their damn fine cherry pie.
Timed it right too… because as I was finishing up they went to a wait list to be seated.
Fun fact: if you type “Ronette Pulaski’s Bridge” into GoogleMaps, they know that was shot at the Reinig Bridge.
It’s no longer part of the railways, having been converted into a trail for walkers and bikers.
But to get in, you have to go past one of these… albeit I swear my kindergarten teacher was a real stickler about us exercising elk control.
In the town of Twin Peaks, no one escapes the supply chain troubles, donut you know?