My dear friend Heidilynn and I have had today on the calendar for over a month. And despite a bit of a slow start and a few tears from some completely exhausted children (ours and many others around us....) the day was flawless! Simply gorgeous weather- 76 with a mild breeze- not a cloud in the sky.
We stopped and did all the silly things that we always say "no.... next time" to or that you know the husbands would give you the eye roll or "hurumph".... we ate all forms of sugar (natural and artificial) and yummy junk food, took in a parade, played at the pumpkin patch/farm out in Pashastin (I love, love, love Smallwood- if you get the chance- sail on through on HWY 2 just outside of Leavenworth is... well- I'm really not sure if you can even call it a town- or a hitching post... but whatever you call it- it's fun there!) Stopped on roadsides several times to snap a photo-(I played frogger zipping across the hwy to the river to try and capture a shot) and then drove to the middle of nowhere to yet another hitching post called Plaine, WA. We dropped in on my friends David, Michael and his adorable wife Annie at the Napeequa tasting room. We had to check out some of the new releases- and the new Trillium Rose- oh yum- this is not your g'ma's pink colored wine.....yum! Light and slightly sweet- oh... so I came home with one of those and the 2005 Malbec reserve for hubby- one of his favorites from Napeequa. And because the kids had been so good all day- we stopped on the way out of town at the 59-er Diner (kitchy 50's style diner with killer chilli-cheese fries and authentic real, hand dipped- honest to goodness milkshakes.....and it was so worth it! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!