Easton Memorial Day Parade, Festival & Car Show

Easton Memorial Day Saturday, May 28th, 2011, is the 20th annual Easton Memorial Day Celebration. While I do not have the details of this year’s event, I assume it will follow the general time line that is has in the past.  The day includes the Easton Memorial Day Parade.  The parade starts at noon and and run along Railroad Street.  Around the parade, there are generally events all day.  In the past they have had a pancake breakfast at the Easton School Cafeteria from 8 am to 11 am.  Street vendors start selling food, crafts, and even host carnival type games starting around 10 am and lasting until around 6 pm.  And the Cabin Creek Cruisers Car Club will have their 8th annual car show starting around 9 am and going to about 3:30 pm.

Again, I do not have the details of this year’s event, but that is how it has gone in the past.  Stop by Easton this Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend there will be plenty of fun to catch even if my timeline is a little off.

Easton is located off Exit 71 of I-90, about 9 miles west of the Roslyn exit (Exit 80) and 13 miles west of Cle Elum (Exit 84).

The Mountain Mermaid in Roslyn

The Mountain Mermaid is located in the old American Legion building on East Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Roslyn.   The Mountain Mermaid is the perfect place to do about anything.  Looking for something to eat?  They have sandwiches, soups, cookies, breakfast croissants, etc.  Looking for coffee?  Order an espresso.  Want to buy some art or random toys, books, or other knickknacks?  Got that too.  Want to know about anything in Roslyn area?  Ask them – nearly every person working there has lived in Roslyn their entire lives and knows the area like the back of their hands. Want to rent your next vacation room?  The Mountain Mermaid has hostel lodging on the second floor with shared bathrooms and kitchenette with prices starting as low as $40/night depending on size of the room and the time of the year.  If you are looking for something nicer, they manage over 60 other places to stay including Harry’s Inn and individual homes in the Roslyn / Cle Elum area.  For more information follow the link to Roslyn vacation rentals.

So whether you need a place to stay, lunch, a cup of Joe, or just needs some directions – stop in Roslyn’s Mountain Mermaid –  they can help you.

Snow Causes I-90 Closures

I-90 Snow ClosureHeavy snowfall has been hitting the area as of late, and 1-90 was closed for a couple hours Monday due to dangerous routes.  Roslyn nor Cle Elum were accessible from approximately 11:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., when DOT reported all lane were open again.  Nearly 8 inches of snow had fallen since early Monday and over 70 miles of 1-90 was closed.  Although the interstate is open once again, be careful on your commutes to Roslyn and Cle Elum as there is still a lot of snow in the area.