What a fun May adventure we had on our travels for ‘Wandering through Washington.’ This month, we headed east to the Cascades and the town of Roslyn in Kittitas County. Roslyn was founded in 1886 as a coal mining town, so much of the downtown area is designated as a National Historic Landmark. Beautiful buildings and history abound throughout.
Since it was Memorial Day, we started our visit at the Roslyn Cemetery, to honor those who had made the ultimate sacrifice serving our country. It’s the most unique cemetery that I have ever been to, as it encompasses 26 separate cemeteries formed in the 1800s to reflect the various ethnic and civic lodges of the time. It’s filled with history, and we certainly could have spent an afternoon there.
Next, we headed back into town to do some wandering. We went to many of the historic spots including the Roslyn Theater, the candy store and, of course, the Brick Tavern!
The Brick Tavern, founded in 1889, was featured in the hit TV series, Northern Exposure. We hit the bar and had a pint of Spire Mountain. (For the record, this WA made cider was very tasty and I highly recommend giving it a try!) I may have even left with a growler…
A little more wandering, some lunch and then it was time to hit the road home in time for a BBQ.
This was pretty much a perfect day! My partner-in-crime always helps make it that way. Be sure to visit Cicely’s take at Rusted Van Photography. And don’t hesitate to make a day trip to Roslyn – there’s lots to do for the whole family!