So, if you haven't been there, it is a great little Alpine/Swiss/Bavarian tourist town in the mountains in northern Washington. It was beautiful. Everything is totally in character, the building fronts, restaurants, and all the stores you could think of. They had miniature golf, antiques stores, code of arms stores, and of course jewelery and candy stores too. They happened to be having an art show this weekend.
It was a long drive, we stopped half way in Yakima area to pick up my sister and her family and drove together from there. My kids did so good after being in the car for so long. we did have kids playing musical cars to make it a little easier to tolerate the ride. Of course, I'm not sure how we ended up with rowdy year old boys in our car. Their giggling was hilarious and contagious.
Saturday morning we got up and hit the quaint little town. Parked on one side and did the horseshoe walk of the little town. Of course we had to stop and check EVERYTHING out. We had a blast, I would love to go back, and hopefully Blayne could go. We did buy him some fun gifts that will make up for missing it. When we drove into town we noticed a very large night in shining armour, we found a small one too. Holland and Gavin could hardly control themselves they were so excited!
We had some pretty tired kids by the time the day was over. We had also decided to get up early and drive home through Centralia Washington to visit the outlets they have there. We bought a few things for the kids then headed home! HOME SWEET HOME!!
So, all in all, definitely a worth while trip. The area was beautiful, the weather was good and there is a lot of things to do and they are also in walking distance. Until the next post, TTFN!!!
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