Friday, July 22, 2011

Back from Vacation!


We got back from our vacation on Monday evening.  Didn't even miss me, did you? LOL!  I was pretty busy before we left, getting all my required projects done, doing some extra cards, and doing my pre-posts.

I have selected just a few of the MANY pictures we took.  We were at a retreat center in the Cascade Mountains of Washington.  We were supposed to take Amtrak - got out tickets in very early March.  We had a sleeper car and everything!  It would have been awesome, but due to the flooding in Minot, ND, Amtrak could not get through.  So, we flew to Seattle and from there to Wenatchee, WA.  A group from our church went (16 of us, total) and my husband and I got a ride to the ferry boat with another couple, about an hour away.  (Most everyone else drove from Minnesota to Washington.) The boat ride was about two hours and we were met by a bus which took us the last 35 minutes of the trip.  We did a lot of hiking and a lot of eating:)  The meals were all prepared for us - how cool!  We left home very early on Saturday, July 9 and returned on Monday evening, July 18.  Quite an experience, and very beautiful.  We had no cell phone service nor internet - and amazingly, I didn't even miss it!









Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!

11 comments:

Kristel said...

Woww these are wonderful pictures!! Great to see you back!
Hugs Kristel

Sheri said...

What a beautiful place. I bet it was so quiet you heard things you never hear anywhere else.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Looks so peaceful! I could sit and look at those scenes for hours when we are traveling. I love the picture of that sign showing the winding road.

Diane said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful trip...made me feel like I was there if for only a moment.
Glad your back.

Teresa Kline said...

wow, what gorgeous photos...thanks for sharing, so glad your vacation was awesome...hope you have a fabby weekend!

enjoy *~*

Danni said...

Those waterfalls look so similar to the ones we hiked too! Wonderful photos and glad you had fun!

Dawn B. said...

Wow what. A vacation this must have been. One of my very good friends lives in Minot and she takes the Amtrak all the time to IlL. Loves it. Thanks for sharing and glad you had a great time.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures!!! Wow.
gloria

Marge said...

Gorgeous photos, Lynette, and how wonderful to be in one of only 2 states (WA & AK) that were under 90-100+ degrees for a high! You picked the perfect week to be gone from home!!! Looks cool, quiet/peaceful.

Wendy Wyman said...

Wow, what gorgeous photos! Thank you for sharing them. I've never been to that part of the country before... looks like I'll need to add WA to my bucket list. :) So glad you had a wonderful vacation!

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhhhhhhh, love these photos! The Oregon Cascades are just a hop, skip, and a jump from here and we love to visit. The Cascade Lakes Highway is such a beautiful drive. Gee, I feel like going right now!