Spent the weekend in a lovely little cabin on a river, near Leavenworth, WA, with my wife and dog, to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary. The river was very high and the sound was amazing ... filled the area and the house with the soothing sound of water.
We went hiking, went into Leavenworth a couple of times, had dinner with @ball00n@ and his wife, went to the distillery and got some bourbon and gin (the Ghost Gin#6). The bourbon is lovely and warm, but the gin is REALLY something special! First off, it is aged. Second, it has the most wonderful combination of floral and herbal that are right up front and fill your nose and mouth with amazing complexity and fun!! Love this stuff.
We picked up some cured meats, pickles, mustard, and cheeses in Leavenworth and spent time walking the trails along the river with our dog, Moxie. The weather was about 78 degrees with a nice mountain breeze, so it was the perfect warmth, and all the pine trees were giving off their lovely warm scent in the sun... it could not have been better!! (There weren't many people there, since the previous weekend was 4th of July, and was super busy... most people don't travel the NEXT week after the 4th, so we had no problem with finding places to park, walk, eat, etc.)
We stayed over until Monday, and I worked from their fast wifi in the cabin, then we took a leisurely drive back home.
It was perfect.
Now to go buy a new lawnmower.