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Lake Wenatchee State Park

This day I gathered up Paula, and a couple of the neighbor girls for a day trip to Lake Wenatchee.  Promising to be a hot day, it inspired us to head for the coolness of the lake!

I packed a picnic lunch to get us started, loaded up, and headed out!  The ladies were quiet, Paula with her earphones, the rest of us listening to a Taylor Swift CD.

For a Sunday, we found plenty of parking, and plenty of room on the beach, with even a picnic table in the shade!  I might guess the new requirement of a Discovery Pass, cost of $35.00, impacted the crowds.  Day use fee doubled from $5.00 to $10.00, officially known as the daily Discovery Pass, as opposed to the more expensive yearly pass.

We had a cool breeze off the lake while we unpacked and had lunch.  The girls headed for the water and some time sunbathing (and giggling about boys, too, if I can hazard a guess!).  I stretched out and finished my summer “beach” read, The Help.

Later, they checked out the store for eats and came back with a burger and smoothies.  Can’t let those growing girls suffer from low blood sugar!

With the wind whipping up later in the afternoon, we broke “camp” and headed back.  Stopped for a stretch at Mineral Springs Resort, the wonderful lodge-type restaurant on Blewett Pass.  Try the homemade pies, you won’t be disappointed!

Got boredom?  Gather up a crowd and head for the hills!


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Fifth grade graduation day

The end of an era, of elementary school, of little girl sensibilities, and the evolvement of a new level of maturation!  More than one transition, including braces on her upper teeth, the rest coming in a few weeks!

To celebrate, time spent with classmates after school before summer.  Paula got her hair trimmed and colored, with matching nail color, at Bahama Bronze with Alisha Gordon’s help.  Paula had a feather added to her hair for extra emphasis!

We had a day in Leavenworth, with lunch at Pavz, the crepe bistro, checked out the toy and hat store, got cheese at the Cheesemonger’s Shop, and finished up with books from A Book For All Seasons bookstore.  We finished up the day with a picnic at Lake Wenatchee, and drove around looking for Fish Lake, passing through the little town of Plain (Saturday Market at the hardware store).  Check out Mountain Springs Lodge for horseback riding and Sunday brunch.  There was a wedding going on when we were there!

Here’s to your celebrations of transitions!


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