Landscapes Across Washington

On a drive from the east side to the west side of the state, one can view the different landscapes of Washington. The Palouse region boasts of rolling hills.

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The east side to the middle of the state, paints itself with farms on a flat canvas.

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The Columbia River welcomes you back to the I-90 and takes you up a long hill, with sightings of wind powered mills.

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Ellensburg, the home of Central Washington University, bestows a glipse of the snowcapped Cascade mountain range.

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From Ellensburg, the trees become increasingly more dense and green. There is nothing more beautiful than the Cascades with it’s lush evergreens, snow contrasting with the dark leaves, mini waterfalls along the highway, and still lakes. Especially, after driving hours across the dry eastern part of the state.

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Alderbrook Lobby

Out in the woods, Alderwood Resort brings a cabin feel into a four experience. The lobby’s focal point is a stone fireplace that sets the romantic ambiance. The darker lighting sets the stage for an evening of reading by the fire, playing board games, and other relaxing pastimes.

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Staying at this resort in February allowed my husband and I to soak up the mellow winter vibe; however, there were many outdoor activities that they provide that could not be enjoyed until the summer. Until then, we can’t wait to come back!

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Alderbrook Lodge Resort

My husband and I were looking for a nice out of the way hotel to spend the night while the grandparents watch our daughter and I happened upon finding this beautiful resort in the middle of a wooded setting.

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Alderbrook has so much to offer: a waterfront with many summertime recreational activities, an indoor pool and sauna, a spa, daily free events (ours was a free cocktail hour), and a gorgeous room to stay in.

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