Welcome to our new little home in Winthrop Washington!
We packed up our cars (to the brim!) and headed over the mountains on Saturday.
We arrived here at about 4:30pm and started to unload the cars right away.
We had most of our stuff unloaded and unpacked by the end of the night.
We are settled into our new little home quite nicely!
We were welcomed into our home by a couple lovely little mule deer that were
lounging in our yard.
They come and go, what lovely yard decorations they make!
What a world of difference from the West Side of the Mountains!
Sunday we woke up to a beautifully bright day,
the snow glittered in the sunlight!
We wasted no time, we put on our snow gear,
grabbed our snowshoes and headed out.
How wonderful it is to only have to drive 15 minutes to have access to outdoor activities!
We would have to drive MUCH longer to have access to anything nearly as nice as these views
when we are on the west side!
In the picture above is Sun Mountain Lodge framed by the mountains.
This is where I used to work when we lived in Winthrop before.
I always had a spectacular view from the restaurant I worked at there.
The trail we took was the Patterson Mountain route.
It’s a beautiful winding trail that snakes up to the top of a hill with an amazing view
of the valley in all directions.
I just Love Snow Shoeing! Its such a peaceful way to enjoy the snow.
And a great workout too!
Bernie celebrating being in Winthrop again!
How can you beat a town set in the mountains like this?
Look at those views!
The Methow Valley is just amazing.
Home is always where the heart is, and so I feel at home almost everywhere we go,
but I have to say that Winthrop is my favorite home.
It just feels so comfortable!
It was nice to just stand and reflect on the beauty of the Valley.
My mind, body and soul are happy to be back here!
We had fun playing in the snow,
and even had a little snow ball fight.
It is so different being back in snow country!
Everything feels so different.
Today is a cloudy day, but its still brighter than the west side,
because the sunlight that does make it through reflects off of everything.
Bernie is getting to know the plant life again.
Here he is letting the Ponderosa Pine tree know he is happy to see them again.
Today is a day of job searching, and some basic errands around town.
Its nice to be back home here in the Methow Valley!
I look forward to sharing even more pictures of the beauty that surrounds us here!
We do not have internet at our home at this point,
and so we will make our way down to the Library to connect with the online world.
This is a nice opportunity for us to take a little break and explore some other aspects of
what we love to do.