TWIN PEAKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the Great Northern / Salish Lodge


On our first day, just after getting settled in our room at the Great Northern, we took a short hike on a trail that leads down from the front of the Great Northern/ Salish Lodge. This shot was taken from about halfway down the trail looking up at the Snoqualmie Falls and the Lodge.

You can almost see our room in this photo; it was just around the corner at the farthest right of the Lodge on the first floor.  It overlooked the hydroelectric power plant that can be seen behind and to the right of the falls.

As if planned perfectly, we left the window open and at night from our bed we could see the misty fog-laden pine woods across the Snoqualmie River at the top of the falls with a full moon perfectly-framed in the open window.
The beginning of our Twin Peaks adventure started out just right with the pines gently swaying in the moonlight with an occasional ominous hoot from an owl – which are not what they seem.


TWIN PEAKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cherry Pie and a Good “Cup of Joe” at the Double R Diner


On our first day we headed over to the Double R Diner for cherry pie and a “good cup of Joe”. As we walked into the Diner the reality of being there was surreal.  Here I was, not on a set, but in the actual diner they used in the pilot episode and suddenly I got the shivers – I had crossed over to the other side. We picked out a booth about halfway back to the left, a booth that was favored by Agent Cooper, and proceeded to order our surreal meal.

While my son and wife enjoyed the experience, I was in David Lynch Heaven!  I was totally preoccupied as all I could do was soak up the ambiance and imagine myself as one of the residents of this weird and wonderful town.
I sat back, relaxed with my steaming hot “cup of Joe” and pretended that this was my morning constitutional as it was for Agent Cooper.

Several booths away a couple of what I could only surmise as Japanese TP fans were questioning and filming the owner with a hand-held camera.  Outside a logging truck rumbled by just as in the series – I was beaming, inside and out.
And this was only the start; after breakfast our waitress, obviously seeing our TP interest,  suggested we to go down the street to the Alpine Blossom and Gift Shop as they had a map of all of the filmed location spots from the series  Once inside we saw they had a lot of Twin Peaks merchandise for sale so we stocked-up on T-shirts, postcards, coffee cups and other cool items.

Once back in our Jeep, we were all set and continued on our Real Twin Peaks Adventure!