Anyway, July 3rd was DH's 12 year anniversary at his company and July 8th will be our 16th wedding anniversary. So we kind of looked at it as our Happy Anniversary Anniversary gift. :)
We wanted to take our "gift" out for a drive on the 4th, so we decided to check out Salmon La Sac Campground. To get there from Seattle, you would go east on the I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass to Cle Elum and exit # 80. I thought it was a full hook-up type of campground for our RV and wanted to check it out. It takes 2 hours or less. "With a car, it's a drive; With a Jeep, it's an adventure."
Getting there was a beautiful drive, especially after we exit off the freeway. Plus, we had a nice sunny day, even better. DH just had to take the top off the Jeep. We stopped in the town of Roslyn for lunch. This is where the tv show "Northern Exposure" was filmed. Have you seen that one? It's supposed to be set in Alaska. We didn't do any sight seeing in this town, but we stopped and had lunch at the diner that was supposed to be part of the show. "Roslyn Cafe" It's a small little cafe, looked nice, clean, their food was good, but a bit over priced.
I ordered the BLT ($8.50). It was fine as BLT's go, you can't really make it wrong.
DD ordered Fish n Chips ($10) She really liked hers and it came with 2 fish, extra crispy fries, and coleslaw.
DS ordered a burger with bacon and cheese ($11). It came on a ciabatta bread, which was kind of different, but still tasted pretty good. I prefer a hamburger bun because the ciabatta is a bit chewy.
DH ordered a bowl of chili ($7) It was way smaller than the bowl size from Hitching Post for the same price. But it was one of the best chili's we've had. He absolutely loved it!
All our dishes besides the chili came with extra crispy fries. You could choose to get a soup or salad instead. The fries are like shoestring fries and were tossed with parmesan cheese and parsley. At first I thought it was a bit salty, but then decided they were good.
Salmon la Sac Campground is at the end of Salmon la Sac Road past Roslyn, so you can't miss it. It was a really beautiful campground. It's mostly for tents and there are some nice sites along the river. You can bring an RV for some sites, but there are no hookups. They also have a few double sites for larger families or groups. Really beautiful place, I think I'd rather tent camp there than take the RV. $19/night is the price I saw. Comes with a picnic table and fire pit. There are also a lot of "lots" for sale around that area, some with beautiful views of Cle Elum Lake and with several acres. Perfect for building a cabin overlooking the lake.
The Jeep has unlimited versatility. We are very happy with it!