As part of a week-long visit to Washington last month, the boy, his mom and I took a day trip to Palouse Falls State Park, located in Washtucna, WA.
This place is so gorgeous. I can’t even really describe the beauty of the falls and the surrounding areas. First you find yourself driving through miles and miles of rolling hillsides, some so lush and green they bring to mind images of verdant Irish landscapes. Then, you finally come to the falls. Undetectable from the road, but after you park your car and walk a short distance, you come to this.
Obligatory “babe, stand in front of the waterfall” picture.
These cute, little guys are yellow-bellied marmots (aka “rockchuck”) and they’re a type of ground squirrel. They were pretty tame, but I suppose they are accustomed to people by now.
And, apparently, they like Lay’s Barbecue Chips.
Here’s the boy and his mom, and one last shot before we left.
Seriously, this place is so beautiful and peaceful. I could have stayed there all day just enjoying the view.
Peace out, yo!