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Friday, August 23, 2013

Leavenworth, Washington Anniversary Trip

Hubby and I took a road trip for our 10th anniversary up to Leavenworth, Washington.
Which is about a 7 hour drive from Boise.

We made our way first to Pendleton, Oregon.  Pendleton is rich in heritage & had its beginning in the early 1860's. True West Magazine named Pendleton as the Top 10 Western Town in the country for 2011! Best known for their legendary rodeo, fine woolens and leather craftsmanship, Pendleton has a well-deserved reputation as a town where the best of western tradition and heritage lives on.

Their historical downtown holds a farmer's market on Friday nights that we really enjoyed!



We spent the night at the wonderful Pendleton Bed & Breakfast!


The next day we continued our trek to Leavenworth with a stop in Toppenish, Washington.
They have a downtown that houses 70 outdoor, historical murals.  They tell the story of early development of the City of Toppenish, and its rich history and cultural diversity.




Arrival to Leavenworth! Yippee!!  This is one of my newest favorite places and I hope to return one day! 


 Leavenworth is a beautiful Bavarian village themed city!  It sits at an elevation of 1,200 feet, with nearby mountains towering above up to 8,000 feet.

We rented a excellent condo that was a few steps from downtown (the yellow building in the pic below).


It is really a very beautiful and fun place to go!


Awesome mountains!



Delicious Bavarian food!



Entertainment!


Fun shops.....yea...we are weird!!



And sharing it all with your best friend!


Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Olde grill Re-Do

So my husband likes to 'hang onto' things.......things that I think he should ditch.  One being an old bbq grill.  We've purchased a new one several years ago, but he kept hanging onto this old one.  It just sat there along the side of the house that no one sees.  It's kinda a catch-all for his wheelbarrow, pitching tent, xtra chairs for the yard and that grill!

Well lo-an-behold the man came up with one cute idea!  He told me to plant flowers in the grill! This side of the house happens to run past our kitchen window and looking out the window there is nothing fun.....at all!

So we positioned the grill right in front of the window and I wanted a pronto fix......so I 'planted' errrrr.....fake flowers.  Yea, tacky, but I tried to get the 'most real' looking ones.  It's coming up on the end of the season, the stores really had crap in actual living flowers.

So here is the end result......the cute word rocks are something we had already.