Back in the Saddle Again…

…and if you had seen all the horses we saw you’d understand why I used that phrase after a very quick road trip to Eastern Washington and back!

We crossed the Cascade Mountain Range over Highway 2 and went through little sleepy towns like Sultan, Gold Bar, Skykomish before we reached Leavenworth on the east side of the range.


Leavenworth is a Bavarian town on the east slopes of the Cascade Mountain Range that attracts a lot of tourists throughout the year.

We haven’t had great experiences going to and from this little Bavarian town so we just stopped for a very short break before continuing east. We are happy to report this time we made it through the town going and coming without any major incident.

But I’m getting ahead of myself. I forgot to show you the great little spot we stopped for breakfast before we crossed the mountains.


You’ll see this spot right on Highway 2 a little beyond Monroe, Washington. They bake their own bread and goodies.


Quite the tempting baked goods case!


We settled for a hearty breakfast. Look at the slices of that homemade bread!!

More from our trip later. Just wanted you to know we didn’t starve along the way. And here’s a little Gene Autry for you before you slip away…

I’m back in the saddle again
Out where a friend is a friend
Where the longhorn cattle feed
On the lowly gypsum weed
Back in the saddle again

Ridin’ the range once more
Totin’ my old .44
Where you sleep out every night
And the only law is right
Back in the saddle again

Rockin’ to and fro
Back in the saddle again
I go my way
Back in the saddle again

Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

12 thoughts on “Back in the Saddle Again…

  1. HELLO ELLEN B!!!!

    It seems like forever since we’ve seen each other and yes, I know, I’ve been missing from blogland. Life has been keeping me too busy and it looks like you’ve had some adventures your self. I’m curious to know what this little Bavarian town has done to you in the past. It looks so cute, so quaint, and harmless. I was almost wanting to visit it until you said you visited without incident ;-O. I’m glad you walked away unscathed this time.

    I’ve missed you!

    xoxo cori g.

  2. When I saw “Back in the Saddle Again” and a picture of Leavenworth, I thought maybe you had taken leave of your senses and were taking the huge leap to bicycling in that fair area again…apparently not so. But it was a great thought! Ah, memories…Leavenworth Hospital, etc….

  3. That breakfast looks hearty enough to last me most of the day! What beautiful country. I will have to visit someday. I love the outdoors.

    Also that recipe you posted at Mennonite Girls Can Cook (I think that is what it was called) looked and sounded very tasty! Good job coming up with that “off the cuff”

  4. That breakfast looks pretty good! I’ve eaten there…and driven that road many times. I love Leavenworth in the fall, spring, summer and winter! Did you go to the music box shop? It’s the sweetest! O..and the candy store is pretty nice..wonderful chocolates!
    I’m so glad you get out and share the beauty of where you live!!

  5. Welcome back, you happy wAnderer! 🙂 It’s good to have you back. I hope you had a refreshing time, and are now ready to show us more pictures… 😉

    Have a blessed night!

  6. I had to show hubby the pics – just maybe we’ll take a drive down through there next spring when we visit the relatives in Chilliwack. We haven’t been to WA in years! About time! Lovely post!

  7. Leavenworth brings back lots of memories for us … summer camping trips . . . going through there (but stopping) on our way to Lake Chelan,
    a nice walk in the fall … celebrating our Anniversary … cross-country skiing in the winter and chaperoning a kids choir in May. A place for all seasons.

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