A camel in the desert in laughable in this climate and gets your attention.
This plaque of sorts, explains how it's the oldest tavern in the State of WA.
There's lots of local color.
One startling observance was the 'gutter' of running water at the base of the bar. In the early days this was a coal mining town and a men only bar. One doesn't even want to imagine what went on in there!
An old iron stove heats the place in the cold months.
The food was surprisingly good and fresh.
The buildings looked very much as they did 125 years ago.
Interesting murals depicting the history of the town.
Cute cottages around town.
Take away the cars, and substitute horses, and you'd be in a time machine on this main street at the foothills of a forest.
it seemed fitting that on the way back to the lodge, we crossed paths with these lovely creatures.