This is a Blog for Elder and Sister Swift. We are on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We are serving in the Philippines Quezon City North Mission.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Anniversary Road Trip
Jacquelyn and I had our anniversary last weekend. We've been married for a long time now and it just keeps getting better and better. We decided to go on a Road Trip, just the two of us, and spend the whole day together.
One of my favorite photos of us together.
Our first stop was Franklin Falls out near Great Bend for an early morning hike. The falls have a 70 foot drop. You can see how close we were able to get.
It was only one mile each way and we just finished before the rain started.
The hike was just beautiful all along a crystal clear river (Snoqualmie River) and the elevation gain was only 400 feet. We really enjoyed it.
Then we headed to Yakima and had lunch at Dairy Queen. We stopped for gas at the Teapot Gas Station in Zillah.
We saw lots of electrical wind mills.
Our next stop was Maryhill Stonehenge down by the Columbia River.
It was built by a private person to be the same size and an exact replica of what he thought the original looked like before it got old. It's dedicated to the veterans who died in World War I.
We saw a statue of Sacagawea just across the river in Oregon. She was the Indian guide for Lewis and Clark. I didn't know she was so young, only a teenager, and had a baby with her the whole time. We ate dinner at an Outback in Olympia. All in all we were on the road 14 hours and drove 520 miles.