Leaving Seattle Christina and I chose to get off the interstate and take the scenic route through the Cascade Mountains on Highway 20.
It turned out to be a great decision. While not the fastest route, it was extremely scenic. We literally started by driving through lush rainforest.
Deeper along the route it became the usual Rocky Mountains landscapes with all the familiar sites.
Eventually we got out of the mountains and ended up in Winthrop. The town had a great old school western theme to it. We fell in love with it.
We stopped at the Old Schoolhouse Brewery for a pint (fantastic stout) and a photo op.
(Spoiler Alert) Somebody's x-mas sweater is in the picture...
30 beer for $17 and 4 good bottles of wine for the price of 1 in Canada.
USA, USA, USA!