Friday, June 11, 2010

Room with a View of SUN!

We had to drive a while, but we found the SUN in Chelan last weekend. Yesterday's paper said that temperatures 75 degrees and higher in our Seattle area are the latest ever here. Somehow I think we already knew that. We had a lovely view from our room, both of the beautiful roses down by the pool and of a wonderful sunset that evening.


The next morning we awakened to wonderful sunshine and decided to explore the area a bit. Two roads travel along either side of the lake before disappearing. If you want to go to Stehekin and the North Cascades National Park, both of which are at the end of the lake, a boat trip is necessary, but oh so worth the trip. This time, however, we were just exploring the local area in search of orchards. As you can see, we found blue skies and plenty of orchards.


Apples, peaches, and pears are grown in abundance on this side of the Cascades. You can also find lots of vineyards and wineries now.


As Chelan has no yarn shops, we set out to find the one the phone book listed in Chelan Falls, and with the help of the local post mistress, we did! Warehouse Woolery is just down the street from this old building.

I had a delightful chat with the owner and, of course, increased my stash. Much to my delight, she carries Be Sweet yarn which has an interesting story. As we reached Snoqualmie Pass on the way home, the curtain of clouds and rain returned. It's been a very strange spring, one that has promoted more handwork than gardening. This past month I made some progress on the Christmas SAL; only a mere 20 more letters to go!

This weekend the weather is supposed to clear up. Wouldn't that be a nice birthday gift for me and our son?

15 comments:

Rian said...

Sing along with me--"Here comes the Sun, la la la la..."

Dee said...

Happy birthday to you and your son --- hope you get some SUN too.

Ranae said...

Interesting photo's!
I like your Christmas SAL
Happy Birthday! to you & son

Sharon said...

Now had I known your birthday was this weekend we would have gone to the bakery for lunch. Happy Birthday friend! Love your road trip. I think we may have some s-u-n! Your cross stitch (is that right) is fantastic. Lunch again soon.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

What a wonderful view and tour. Your sampler is coming along beautifully! AND Happy Birthday to You (and DS).

Lapplisor said...

Dear Judy
Happy Birthday from Germany..
All the best for a happy new year - even for your son!
Thanks for the beautiful pictures of your Tripps - the blue sky is fantastic!
Take care
♥☼♥Barbara♥☼♥

Kathy A. said...

Glad you finally found some sunshine. What a beautiful place to finish.
Your Chrismas SAL is coming along beautifully.

and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Micki said...

Looks like beautiful place...I enjoyed the pics!
Micki

Linda said...

Wonderful pictures. It's been hot and dry as usual here. Your stitchery is coming along nicely.I need to get back to cross stitching. Happy Birthday!

Plays with Needles said...

You sneaky pete! Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!! When was the actual day>>>??? I'm glad you enjoyed your trip and you found some beautiful scenery. xo Susan

Marcy said...

Your Christmas SAL is looking good. Sounds like a fun trip.

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds and looks like it was an interesting trip.
Your Christmas SAL is looking great!

Marguerite said...

Happy Birthday. Hope the sun shines on your day.

Linda said...

Your photos are always great - I reckon you do wonders for American tourism :-)
And your cross stitch is making me feel all Christmassy....I must start making cards, lol!!
Hope you had a great birthday Judy.
Love Linda x

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