Sunday, March 4, 2012

to Wenatchee and back


We traveled to Wenatchee for the weekend in order for Abbott to play hockey. Drove through a mountain pass and snow flurries, and orchards covered in snow. The clerk at the hotel was genuinely nice, in that unhurried way you find in smaller towns. As it so happened, the regional Special Olympics were happening there this weekend. It was inspiring talking with some of the athletes and their families who were staying in our hotel.

This morning, Cal and I took a walk along the river while Abbott got ready for his game; the source of the lower pictures here. On the way home, we stopped in Leavenworth, a pseudo-Bavarian touristy town, for lunch. We ate at a Mexican place, then spent far too long browsing a Christmas shop.

I wouldn't say that I travel well - I don't like to leave without everything in its place, and I don't rest when we're home until it's all put away. But the experiences always change us in some way, stretch us. And that alone makes it worthwhile.

5 comments:

Annie ChaHute said...

How beautiful are these photos !!
I can see that you're making a lot of things ...Have you a secret ?
Excuse my english ..I'm french and try to speak good ...but I know i'm making some mistakes !

robyn said...

I can identify with your comments about not traveling well. I'm the same way. It makes both the departure and arrival a little more stressful than necessary :) Nice to know I'm not alone. Thanks for the lovely pictures of your trip.

Urban Girl said...

I am the same way about packing and unpacking and leaving the house tidy when we leave... one of the few areas in life that I feel smug and efficient (while I think my husband is just thinking that I'm obsessing or worrying that we'll miss our flight:)
I loved these pictures... thanks for sharing

KPiep said...

Lovely photos!

Clipping Path said...

Wonderful photos collection here, i am so surprised after visit your post. Thanks a lot for sharing with us !!