We work at trying to build some time away from home throughout the year to give us time to relax, refresh, and retreat. We try to go somewhere close. We like places where it is quiet and the dogs are welcome. Tomorrow we will head to the Methow Valley in north central Washington state. We like this area for many reasons. Everett grew up here and loves to revisit places he remembers. There are two bakeries to die for. Two coffee roasters and a good winery. The scenery is spectacular the times we have been there in spring and summer. We now look forward to enjoying autumn close to Winthrop and Mazama.
It is expected to be really cold. We are packing our wool sweaters and heavy socks. Books are going in the bag. The cameras are a must. I can't wait to drink morning coffee on the deck overlooking a nice river. Time to retreat.