Country Fun vs. City Fun

Last weekend we traveled five and a half  hours to our son’s home in the northeastern corner of Washington state. We were definitely in the country. There are things that you can do in the country that you are not free to do in the city. We have fun doing those things…

To Chewelah 026We arrived with the sun shining and blue skies.

Chewelah lumixThere aren’t a lot of restaurants to choose from in the country compared to the city but you can still find some real good ones. We had my birthday dinner at The Chalet in Chewelah and we all enjoyed our meals.

Dan's March 002Early on Saturday morning the snow started falling. We weren’t expecting that.

Dan's March 005Thankfully the snow only lasted till noon and then melted nicely. On Saturday because of the cold and snow Dear and Dan did indoor projects.

2014-03-17 Dan's March2In the country you can count on early morning visitors of the 4 legged variety that aren’t dogs or cats.

2014-03-17 Dan's March3They make themselves at home.

2014-03-17 Dan's March4We love the wide open spaces in the country. While walking out on Dan’s land on Sunday morning it was great to hear all the different birds chirping and the creek running.

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2014-03-17 Dan's March1Dan is fortunate to have a huge shop where he can work away from the elements. The shop had lots of old tools from the previous owner and Dan displayed some of the older ones on the walls.

Dan's March 022You can’t do this in our city but in the country we got a great bonfire going cleaning up lots of debris around the property. While we worked outside our corned beef meal was cooking away in the slow cooker. When the clean-up for the day was done my family did some shooting. It’s nice to shoot out in the open instead of in a enclosed shooting range.  In the evenings we enjoyed sitting around eating and enjoying each others company.

Parks PassBefore we headed home on Monday morning we drove north into Colville to the National Forest Service office in town to pick up my Senior America the Beautiful lifetime pass and we got a free Military dependent pass for Katie. We joined the locals in Colville for breakfast at Zip’s.

Dan's March 033It was fun sitting and listening to the good ole boys talking about their doings and their take on what happened to that Malaysian plane.

Our 6 hour drive home back to the city was uneventful and that’s the way we like it.

So…are you a country mouse or a city mouse or maybe a little of both?

9 thoughts on “Country Fun vs. City Fun

  1. Hi Ellen, I must say I really enjoyed your excursion to Dan’s place, all the wonderful things you did and the critters you saw. The bird was so pretty. It was such a relaxing blog and made me want to take a trip down to visit my brother in eastern Washington soon. He lives in Walla Walla :) I think I’ll wait until the weather warms up a bit more though. Thanks, Helen

    • Hi Helen!
      I didn’t realize you had a brother in Washington state. Walla Walla is a charming place I hear…
      Blessings!

  2. Such a nice get away to such a lovely place! Great work space for Dan! Hubby has a garage to work in, but he would love having a big space like that! Of course, he is a pack rat, so he would soon fill it up, too! ha! ha!

  3. Oh, it looks like you all had a lovely, relaxing time together!

    I think I’m more of a country girl…although, truth be told, I’m more of a house-y girl. I could easily become a hermit. ;)

  4. Country mouse for sure – but work in the city so I have the best of both worlds I guess! Your pictures are stunning – I expecially love the red gate one (note card worthy for sure).

  5. Beautiful pictures, Ellen! I love that picture of the red old gate.

    I am a city mouse. But I would love to be a guest country mouse.

    Re: Missing MH370 – that has dominated the conversations between me and my sister for the last two weeks. We call ourselves the detectives Thompson &Thomson (from Tintin, don’t know if you kids were ever into Tintin).

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