Last weekend we decided to drive up to Lake Chelan in the northeast Cascade Mountains. We've been planning to take a little fall trip, but couldn't decide where to go. Hubby came up with this place since we've never been up there before. He made a wonderful choice.
It took us about three hours to drive up here. This is the heart of Washington's apple country. What a perfect place to take a fall trip! There were tons of pumpkin patches, corn mazes and harvest happenings all through the area. Fall was definitely in the air!
We stayed on the lake and the first morning we woke up to this pretty rainbow!
The above photo was taken on the second morning of our trip from our hotel room balcony. We woke up to beautiful blue skies and crystal clear blue water! It was breathtaking!
This is an interesting area in that the lake is surrounded by the treeless mountains. But a few miles in any direction and you're surrounded by beautiful trees. And the COLORS were finally at their peak! I just loved the contrast in this photo above!
On Saturday we drove up to Winthrop. It was a gorgeous drive along some beautiful countryside, along several different rivers. My husband fell in love with this area and now wants to buy a house on one of the rivers up here and retire. Then he plans to fish his days away. I love this area but not sure there are enough thrift stores, antique shops and most of all...RESTAURANTS to keep me happy! hehe! But maybe I can change my way of life...maybe!
Here are a few photos of the countryside.
These were taken outside of Winthrop in the Methow Valley. Very pretty countryside up here.
An old dilapidated pedestrian bridge stretching across one of the rivers.
Some interesting yard art along the way!
We decided to take a different route home and drove over Stephen's Pass and through the Bavarian town of Leavenworth. It was a beautiful drive home and I FINALLY got to see some of the fall colors I had been missing. Still not what I'm used to from back east, but no doubt beautiful in it's own right!I brought along some sewing as I cannot sit idle in the hotel room at night. I just finished up a large fall order and now I'm back at work finishing up some Christmas prims. Here is my newest penguin tuck. He is so much fun! I hope to have the patterns to both of my new penguins finished up in the next couple of days. Also, I will start offering these, as well as all my new tucks this week.
I've listed a few Christmas pieces on my website but they have already sold. I have MANY new pieces in the works and hope to have then finished this week.
So make sure to check my website for all my latest Christmas primitives, as well as all my newest tucks for 2011. Hope to see you there! ~~Annie