Upon asking Ben what he'd like to do for his birthday his comments were....
....to pick a pumpkin & carve it.
When I asked him what special food he wanted to for dinner he said....
.... just a hot dog please mummy.
I think we have an American son.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
An amazing day trip (10hrs) around the Cascade Loop. Perhaps too much in one day but it was worth it & everyone had a ball. First stop was at Alpental which by winter is a brilliant ski field about 45min from home. Stunning with summer flowers in the summer/fall. Then to Rosyln which is where Northern Exposure was filmed (more a tourist stop for us) but the town was really cute - small & very old town America which was great to see. Then to Cle Elum & down to Leavenworth. Stopped here for a big rest/play as it was the Autum Festival - lots of apples are grown in this area so we picked apples and enjoyed the atmosphere of the village.