Snohomish is awesome!
The city of Snohomish is about 15 minutes east of Everett, on the way to Gold Bar and Stevens Pass. What a pretty little town! By the time we arrived in Everett, we were seeing hints of blue sky. By the time we finished our lunch, the sun was OUT…time for sunglasses!
The ride north was smooth… we had good connections the entire way, arriving in Snohomish about 11:30. We broke up to eat in various locations… Grilla Bites, and The Cabbage Patch, to name a couple. Everyone seemed very happy with their meals. After lunch, we had time to wander the three-or-so blocks of the business district on 1st Street. All of the shops were decorated and ready for Halloween, as well as ready for a visiting thirsty dog (water dishes abound at front doors).
The town is known for antiques… lots of shops to browse. Some Rebels also discovered the amazing Victorian homes located a couple blocks above the main downtown district. The Visitor Center (1301 1st Street) has maps of a self-guided walking tour of historic buildings and homes, as well as a map noting the location of many interesting trees in town.
At some point in the afternoon many of us enjoyed a stroll along the lovely river walk. There were benches and plaques depicting the history of the area along the way. Very nice.
We gathered again shortly before 3 pm for our return trip. The bus from Everett to Seattle was actually a few minutes early, so we were able to catch an earlier than expected Sounder train. THE mountain was gorgeous… as were the dahlias in the Kent valley. Such a relaxing ride. Time to chat and laugh and talk about ideas for future trips.
Another grand trip…