A few weeks ago we were gifted with a large box of peaches. (Thank you Betsy!) It looked this (but full): Continue reading
Or, "Let's walk until our feet fall off and then walk some more" Saturday morning we decided to go do some exploring. The original plan was to "wander over to the Seattle Center, grab a pastry on the way, look at the Chihuly Garden and then maybe wander up to Queen Anne for lunch - maybe 3 miles of walking all in. We also debated going to Fremont, possibly by bus. This turned into a 9+ mile hike, of course. NOTE: There are links to related web sites in the titles of each section below. Click on the blue text.
Map of our TourThere's a link below the map that will show a larger version. View Saturday, September 22, 2012 in a larger map
Saturday we decided to get out of the city (and away from the boxes) and go tour some wineries in the Yakima valley, which is two-ish hours to the east over the Cascades. Two-ish hours if you're in a Nissan Versa - probably more like 4 in a VLYT. Wine, you say? Why yes, we DO now live in a state with more than just a few crappy wineries! Check out this site: http://www.gotastewine.com/ or http://www.winecountrywashington.org or this one: http://www.washingtonwine.org/. We used the first site - here's the link to the Yakima Valley map and list: http://www.gotastewine.com/yakima-valley-wineries.php. Yes, there really ARE 107 wineries on the list, and, as we discovered, the list isn't all-inclusive!
Day 6 was a VERY long day - 13 hours and roughly 650 miles - so you get another preview until we are a bit more awake. Today we drove from Stillwater, MN back down I-35 to I-90, all the way out to Rapid City, SD and then down to Hill City SD, which is right next to Mount Rushmore. It was a beautiful drive and we're still talking, so it must have been a great travel day. Mitchell Corn Palace Porter Sculpture Park Dinosaur in Tow Wall Drug South Dakota Sunset
We're writing this after spending all of Day 6 on the road (that would be 13 hours and nearly 650 miles) so we'll be brief. The pictures below are a preview from the Minnesota State Fair, which we attended with Marta, Mary, Rawson, Jenn and Willett. Fried Cheese Curds! Seed Art: Gnomes for Marriage Equality (gotta love it!) Seed Art: Zombie Corn All You Can Drink Milk! Concert (Dawes)
We're going to the Minnesota State Fair. Stay Tuned!