Connie Blumenthal

The Most Seasoned Real Estate Connoisseur in Greater Seattle and Mercer Island Luxury Real Estate Markets

This Week: Give A "Nostalgic Summer Day" A Try

I just spent the most enchanting Sunday this weekend, and recommend that anyone who reads this to duplicate!! To love the city, is to also love what is right outside its limits. It's the richness that makes the Northwest.

It started with a drive on an old windy road to Snoqualmie, which on a sunny day is enchanting, but to then couple that with a round of golf at Snoqualmie Falls - magical.

This established and well planned course is a step back in time.

Mature plantings and flowers divide the fairways, which are in great shape, while you golf alongside the Snoqualmie River tucked in the shadow of Mt. Si.

It became quick return to my Americana youth in viewing the hordes of high-schoolers rafting the adjoining river in complete abandon.

Oh, the lazy days of summer.

To enhance the day, a trip to my newest favorite haunt, The Woodman Lodge, was in order.

Straight off the golf course is dress appropriate for Snoqualmie's most historical steakhouse and saloon.

In the early 1900’s The Woodman Lodge was a place of gathering for the Snoqualmie Pioneer community. With exquisite renovations in 2006, the lodge still brings families in the Seattle area together for a sense of community as it did in its early years.

Hungry, we started the munch with flame grilled artichokes in garlic aioli sauce. Soon to follow, we discovered the best calamari in the Northwest (served with fresh horseradish), and enjoyed fabulous wedge salads. Faced with baby-back ribs, cowboy steaks and endless choices of seafood we chose slow-roasted prime rib. To die for!

I encourage anyone to grab friends and go 25 minutes out of the city to play, eat, drink, and have an afternoon that returns you to a slower pace and nostalgic times.


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