Do you ever take a break from the grind? We usually spend our Saturdays doing projects, mowing the lawn, fixing stuff on the farm, organizing yet another messy pile of salvaged wood or things that we saved because we knew we’d need them one day. This past Saturday we milked the goats in the morning, had some breakfast, made sure the kids looked “decent” and headed out for a day of deep breathing in God’s beautiful creation, the North Cascade’s. If you haven’t ever taken Hwy 20 about 1 1/2 hours east of I-5, Burlington, you really need to. The drive is breathtaking! I’m not going to narrate a whole lot but wanted to post a few of the zillion pictures we took. It’s been about 4 or 5 years since we’ve gone out there which is kind of crazy because Newhalem is only 45 minutes from our house! The kids had so much fun and I think all their little love tanks were filled by the end of the day. It was a beautiful trip, and we have so much to be thankful for!
We met a couple from West Virginia biking from Mt. Vernon, WA to Maine!! What a neat couple, wish would could have packed up all the kids and gone with them! Thanks for chatting with us Jerry and Lori!
Connor was so sweet. We were walking along hand in hand and he says to me, “Mommy I LOVE vacation! We get to see all kinds of things that we didn’t know about!” That was one of those moments that just made my day!
In the parking lot before the bridge over a waterfall. Chris opens up the back of the van and right next to his head coiled around the window was a snake! Of course the kids were thrilled and wanted to take it home. Um no. There was a group of young adults from India looking on and laughing at our little Cait carrying this large snake around, Chris explained to them that we don’t have poisonous snakes around here, “Oh!!!” :)
Still holding onto her lone shoe. This was our last stop before we headed home. What a full day! The weather was perfect and we got home feeling happy and exhausted but sure we need to do something like this again very soon. I think today I realized that we could have a really nice looking lawn/garden and not do anything fun, or we can a little of both :) It’s nice to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation!