Thursday, February 24, 2011


This was a view from our bedroom. We could hear the stream and it just made our sleep so much better.

This is the view from standing at the kitchen sink. If you look hard you can see the lake in the background. Washing dishes with this view can be an actual pleasure. SHHHHHH don't tell my family. Hee Hee

View  from the side kitchen window. Is this not beautiful!? You know how when you're stressed, and you're told to go to a peaceful place in your mind to be able to relax? Here it is.

Our first night there, we still had about an hour of sunlight left, so we walked down to see the the World's Largest Sitka Spruce Tree. It was ONLY  .3 miles from our cabin!
As we walked back up to the cabin the sun was just going down, giving the most beautiful  orange -golden sunset. Because we didn't have food with us to have cooked in our kitchen, we walked up to the Salmon House Restaurant for dinner. The portions were so large we took our left overs back to make another meal with it. The food was delicious.

The next time we go, and I mean when we go, not if we go back, we will be more prepared and take our food in with us. The closest food store is back in Aberdeen. The little store at the resort had bread, milk, and cereal and souvenirs, but I would have liked to really made a nice meal or two while there.

Okay, before I forget, I wanted to let you know this resort is three hours from Seattle, WA, three and a half hours from Portland, OR, and only two and a half hours from Tacoma, WA. Also, here is their website in case you would love to go experience this yourselves.

Now for tomorrow, let me just say it has a potential for hypothermia, possible chance of "help I've fallen down and I can't get up", and once again another moment of "We could have won a million with America's Funniest Home Video's".


  1. beautiful pictures! Looks like you are having a great time! Like what I see through Margies's window. God bless you! Thanks for the follow and following back!

  2. I want to be there!!!!! Looks so peaceful and serine. Love the views of the creek, very pretty.

  3. So gorgeous. At first I thought it was your home and was pea green w/envy! I'm saving the links as we have a trip planned in that direction in a year...yes a year...I live in GA but we will get there. Following. Thx. Sandra

  4. Blog hopping today and am your newest follower. I hope that 1 of my blogs interests you too.

    I also do a weekend blog hop, you can link up on open every Friday-Sunday!

  5. Just found you on TexaGermaNadian's Story Teller Blog Hop. I'm a fellow NWesterner and now a follower! I'll have to check out this place because we're always looking for nearby getaways for long weekends! I hope you'll check out my linked story!
    Jen Hemming and Hawing Again

  6. I'm gonna follow you just because of your blog description without even reading anything else first! I looooooove that. What a wonderful way of looking at things. Now, I'm gonna go find something on here to read! Hopped in from the storyteller hop.

  7. That is one huge tree!! What a wonderful getaway. I can't wait to come to the Pacific Northwest. We haven't been yet and it's on the top of my list of places I want to go.

  8. I just love all of you who leave messages. I love when you meet new people, and when somehow they 'get you'. Thanks to all of you for making my day!