Last weekend, we headed to Leavenworth for some hiking, a little bit of relaxation, and a much needed change of scenery. Every once and awhile I crave a new landscape, so last weekend we packed up the car and headed east of the mountains. I am always amazed at how different the landscape is just a couple hundred miles away from our home. It reminds me there is so much still to explore in my own backyard.
As a parent of a busy toddler I am always impressed with the crazy ideas Jasper comes up with. This time while we were sitting at the top of a mountain he got the brilliant idea to throw large handfuls of dirt. Aside from the large dust plumes he was creating, it was fun to see how into the whole idea he was. Covered in dust and with laser focus he shot putted each fist of dirt and then laughed at how clever the whole things was. He was so in the moment and joyful that after a good ten or fifteen minutes I almost did not have the heart to tell him to stop.
We stayed at the Sleeping Lady which is a gorgeous property located close to town. Since Sleeping Lady provides dinner and breakfast there was no need for us to battle the crowds from Oktoberfest and go into town.
Jasper loved riding in the cart with our luggage to our room. It really is the little things which bring children the most joy!
We loved spending a little time at Sleeping Lay's garden. It is fun to get ideas of things to plant and how to beautify our own garden.
After checking out we drove to Wenatchee and then Quincy, WA. It was fun to see the rolling hills and farmlands and we even happened upon a little farm stand which sold milkshakes.
We made a quick stop at a small family run farm in Quincy for peppers and pumpkins, but the boys were only interested in the farm equipment.
We made one last stop at the Columbia Gorge for rock throwing and then called it a day and headed home.