Travel Blogs from Winthrop
Tobogganing down the hill from the cabin we arrived at our own frozen lake! Shelby and Chloe even had the opportunity to ice skate on it, what an experience! We also visited the local ice rink in Winthrop for a couple of days of ice skating - so much fun and the best chocolate chip cookies ever!
Wayne and I were very spoilt and given the opportunity to stay at the Sun Mountain Lodge without the kids (Thank you Uncle B and Aunty K). The lodge is set high up ...
A rainy 5 hour drive from Seattle and we were greeted with soft falling snow!!
Arriving at the cabin which is beautiful and toasty warm inside surrounded by a gorgeous white covered landscape outside. A perfect setting for a very merry white Christmas! Finally I can merrily sing along to all the traditional Christmas Carols from child hood and become swept up in the Winter Wonderland.
... amazement and shock that we actually rode these mountain passes (if possible, the roads actually seemed much more scary in a car). I know I have said it a thousand times, Dad, but you rock!
Anyway, we drove through the Cascades, taking in the occasional stream/lake, the towering pine trees, and the brown grass/shrubbery (all a much different color of vs the emerald greed of when I passed through in June last ...
... for the passingsby, much as though I were on a neighborhood ride. This is a habit I find most American about myself and one that I hope this trip will break. Having been raised in 8 hour road trips, I am well aware of how easy it is to set on autopilot and wait until it is over. Now, yesterday's ride cannot be compared to I-5, and I did not treat it as such, but each time I arrived at a possible stop for the evening, I had to press on. ...
... local, and organic!). Found a wonderful place to stay in Winthrop, Washington. Cabin-like; by one of those rushing icy rivers I mentioned and the whole town is "old west" architecture – look for some pics in the next blog. Might even suggest this place to Americans as an idllyic retirement setting… except for the 75 feet of snow they got last ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed