This morning we got up early and headed to Salish Lodge to eat breakfast and hike down to Snoqualmie Falls. The weather was just as I had remember it...foggy and misty. It was so quaint sitting in the dining area looking out the window at the falls and hearing the fire crackle in the fireplace next to where we were sitting. We treated the kids to the BIG 4 course breakfast and everyone was in complete heaven. The hot chocolate was by far the BEST hot chocolate we have ever tasted. Not only did the chocolate taste good but the homemade whipping cream along with the chocolate shavings on top were delicious. By the time we were done eating everyone felt overly full so we decided to walk off all the calories we ate by hiking down to the falls. The trail had been renovated since the last time we were there almost 8 years ago. Walking down the trail was like walking in the Hoh Rainforest. Everything was SO GREEN and lush. We loved the trail as much, if not more, than we loved the actual falls. Being back on the trail brought back such good memories as Mike and I had spent a few anniversaries at Salish Lodge and had brought the kids here to the falls when they were little.
After leaving Salish Lodge we headed all the way up to Everett to the Boeing Factory for our tour. We got there a bit early so we ate lunch and then some of us actually napped in the car. Our tour of the Boeing factory was quite remarkable. We got to go inside 2 of the 6 enormous hangers where they were actually putting together 747 and 777 planes. We actually learned so much and everyone was quite entertained. After our tour was over we headed down to the hands on part of the Boeing factory were the kids were able to play for a little bit. The little kids really enjoyed pretending to be pilots in the cockpit that they were able to sit in. They loved pushing all the buttons and pulling all the levers. On our way back to our hotel we stopped to eat Japanese food for dinner. It was quite the day.