Saturday, October 10, 2009

Ben's 6th Birthday

Upon asking Ben what he'd like to do for his birthday his comments were.... 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

Day trip around the Cascade Loop

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.