Weekend Discovery

After months of rainy, cold weather, the sun-drenched weekend was a welcome relief. On Saturday, we decided to head East on U.S. Route 2 or otherwise known as Stevens Pass for another much-needed road trip. Route 2 is an east–west U.S. Highway spanning 2,579 miles (4,150 km) across the northern continental United States.

With the cost of gas hovering close to $4.00 a gallon, we didn’t want to go too far and thought it would be fun to drive the scenic route 2 to the town, Leavenworth. It’s located about 115 miles from Seattle. Leavenworth is a small Bavarian style village nestled in a beautiful valley surrounded by tall mountain peaks. The last time I visited the place was about 15 years ago. Although the scenery was still amazing, the town felt more like a tourist trap. Especially, when a grilled bratwurst on a hot dog bun cost $11.

After we had our expensive hot dog, we drove around and saw a house for sale with the view below. What an amazing place to live… it almost made me want to move there. But, then again, I’m an ocean girl at heart. I like living close to the ocean.

On Sunday, we decided to stay closer to home and headed to Discovery Park in Seattle. What a gorgeous day!

Flowers blooming…

Kites flying… boats gliding…

We sat and soak up the sun, as we watch the furry kids run around, play ball, having a great time… just living in the moment.

Another beautiful day… ahh… life is good. 😀

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25 Comments on “Weekend Discovery

  1. Fabulous photos – love the dogs, love the ornate buildings and love the pic of yourself (you look well and happy, which is nice!) 🙂

    • A dose of sunshine and sloppy wet kisses from the furry kids will put a happy smile on my face anytime. 😀

    • I’ve been to many places in the U.S. and I think Seattle is probably one of the prettiest and most diverse landscape I’ve seen. Sunday was one of the warmest days of the year so far… but yeah; I’m waiting for the temperature to reach 70 degrees. Which is what we normally should have by now.

  2. I really like these secne and buildings.
    I also want to travel these places at a slow pace.

    • It’s definitely one of those places that makes you want to take the time to explore. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  3. would love to see the photos you took of our dog Milo and his human bro Will!
    At discovery park?

    • Hi! Glad you found me. It was pleasure to meet Will and Milo. What handsome boys you have. 🙂 I uploaded the high resolution images on to my flickr account. You can download it from here. Let me know if you have questions or problem downloading them. Thanks!

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    • Watching Evie and Max having fun brings so much joy. I love how they just live in the moment. Reminds me of when my boys were little.

  4. Evie has the ball! What a riot! Go Evie!
    Great shot of you and the dogs, Emily. The flower photo? I am not a photographer, but that is one of the best I’ve seen.

    • Lol… Evie is very competitive. Whatever Max does, she has to do it too regardless of her size. She is quite the clown in the family.

      Thank you for the compliment Leslie. 🙂

  5. Great photos! Looks like a fun road-trip.

    I’m with you on the ocean. I’d prefer an ocean view to the nice river view.

    • Thanks John. It was fun! I love road trips. There is something about just getting in the car and drive aimlessly somewhere without stress. I especially love driving along the coast… hmm… sounds like the next road trip to take.

  6. I love them all! We went through Leavenworth many years ago and it was in the evening and did not get to spend time there. The photos of your dogs are great! How nice that you had sunshine…

  7. I love your dogs, they’re both lovely and they look like great friends who enjoy being together. Your pictures are great!

    • Exactly what I was thinking, love the dog pictures and in general just love all your pictures! 🙂

    • Thank you for the nice comment. For the most part, they do enjoy being together and get along really well. Though occasionally, Max will put Evie in her place and reminds her who is the top dog. 😉

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