Pardon me while I revisit one of my favorite memories and share it for the first time here with you. Last summer, we travelled to the Methow Valley in Eastern Washington, just the three of us (well, Rigby was technically with us, but we didn't know that for most of the trip). It was a trip that we all needed, one that allowed us to recharge and to just be with each other in a stunning landscape.
We rented a two bedroom cabin from River's Edge Resort in Winthrop. The cabin overlooked the Chewuch River and had a hot tub on the back deck which Jack could not get enough of. David enjoyed sneaking out early in the mornings to start his day with fly fishing in our backyard. And, the deer were abundant on the property. They not only played in the river, they walked right up to the cabin porches to say hello.
Some of the trip's highlights were going to the Methow Valley Rodeo, fishing and stand-up paddle boarding on Patterson Lake at Sun Mountain Lodge, walking along the main street in the town of Winthrop, enjoying food, beer, and live music at Old Schoolhouse Brewery, playing putt putt golf, and eating delicious food from The Mazama Store. But, of course, the one thing I will always remember from the trip is finding out that we were expecting a baby!
If you are local to Washington, I highly recommend a trip to the Methow Valley. I am hopeful to go again!