|We stopped to buy cherries and Okanogan wine.|
As it was Sunday morning and we had spent Saturday night at a 65th birthday, wine tasting was not on the agenda. Our destination, the Mazama Ranch House is a much loved lodging for both of us. There is unlimited hiking, 120 miles of cross-country trails for biking or walking, a few really special restaurants, and a general store where I could spend hours. There is the Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival held next weekend and lots of arts and literary happenings.
We have stayed in a condo, a cabin, a couple of Bed and Breakfast places but we like the quiet and the freedom of the Ranch house best. If you have a horse (which we don't) it stays free in the stables. We eat on the porch or we go out depending on our mood. This time, we went to Kelly's at Wesola Polana where I had a delicious black bean burger. They have an extraordinary beer selection and we tried a Slovakian and a Croatian beer.
Last year, Monsieur did a lot of hiking and visited Goat Peak. We went biking on the trails but this year we both have colds so relaxation was in order. I brought Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver and I purchased a book of poetry Architect of Hope by a local poet, Danica Ready. I read them both in two days.
|Each of these units has a kitchenette|
|The sky is blue and cloudless.|