Monday, August 17, 2020

Doesn't Matter

 Back in March Chuck and I were planning to fly into Nashville, rent a convertible and cruise around Tennessee, Alabama, through Mississippi and into Louisiana.

Well, you know what happened to those plans. Like so many other people this year we had to cancel our vacation. I guess it is a first world problem.

 So when things began to open back up we decided to stay local and road trip it over to Eastern WA. Chuck rented our convertible, we reserved our hotel room and we started to pack. 

Then the car place called two days before we were to leave to tell us they actually didn't have any convertibles and would we like something else. Uh, no thank you.  😭 

The day before we left a reviewer posted on-line and said the hotel elevator was broken. Lovely.

We went anyway.

And had a fantastic time!!!

We drove north and just happened upon Diablo Lake. Never heard of it before but decided to stop. Oh my gosh the color of the water was spectacular! Of course we were in the Cascade Mountain Range so it was definitely glacier water but the color was stunning!


We stopped for lunch in the tiny town of Winthrop and then headed on to Wenatchee.

We checked into the hotel and got right back in the car again to meet up with Sharaya, Allie and Beth. They were meeting us in Yakima to see the Milky Way! We finally found a perfect spot at about 11pm and Sharaya pulled out the lawn chairs and blankets and we spent the next hour just looking up. I have never seen the Milky Way before! In pictures yes, but not like this! It was incredible and something I will never forget. Unfortunately your cell phone won't capture it and Sharaya even brought her SLR but that didn't do it either. This one's from google and looks identical to what we saw. We even saw 3 shooting stars!

Got to the hotel around 1am and just crashed! Come to find out the elevator wasn't broken (they had 3 of them) and in fact they were glass elevators with a view of the city!


We registered for the pool when we checked in, for a certain day and time and had it all to ourselves! (Course we're always conscience of covid so we ended up not putting our faces in the water but it was still nice and relaxing!)

 We went out to lunch, walked along the Columbia River, had sundaes at the cutest little soda shop... it was really fun!

While we were there we celebrated our 38th Anniversary. 

New Orleans, Louisiana? Or Wenatchee, Washington?

Doesn't matter as long as I'm with him. 



Susan said...

Wonderful pictures and Happy Anniversary!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Wow! You really DID celebrate your anniversary in a wonderful way! How marvelous! Sounds like a dream trip, and everything turned out perfectly! Happy Anniversary! So happy you were able to do this together! God bless you both.

Sara P. said...

Happy anniversary! So glad you had a wonderful time!

Jeanie said...

Well, Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful idea and I'm glad you went anyway because it looks like a glorious time. The photos are great. I've never seen the Milky Way either -- that had to be a breathtaking experience!

Terri D said...

I am so happy that you had such a great anniversary trip! Thanks for sharing all the photos!! You are right about the color of that water! Wow!! Just beautiful. Love & hugs!

ellen b. said...

Happy Anniversary and what a nice trip that was! Glad you could sit under the stars!

16 blessings'mom said...

Happy Anniversary, and what a wonderful trip!!! 38 years and you still love being together, what a blessing that is! We married in 1984, so we're not too far behind you...and one of these days, we'll get away for a few days...

Rebecca Jo said...

I love this. So glad you all got to enjoy some new adventures. Love that pic of the two of you... those smiles!!!
Happy Anniversary. Hope you have another 30+ years together <3

Cathy said...

Happy Anniversary! Love all the pictures and it sounds like a trip I would love to take with my hubby!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Happy Anniversary! Looks and sounds like you had a great getaway. I love all the photos.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Isn't it funny how when plans get rearranged, you really wonder and worry if you should even go, but I am so thankful you went, and had such fun exploring together! How wonderful to visit the glacier lake, and to see the Milky Way with your family... such sweet special memories! Life is short, and we need to take every day and make it a special one. I'm glad you both did this... and I agree... it doesn't matter where you go, but just being together is the most important thing, and you can have fun just about anywhere :) Many blessings to you!