Weekend Roundup “R”

This weeks prompts

Starts with “R.” 

 A Favorite. 

“R”ed

Starts with “R”.

Rural: A rural ride down a country road reveals a red retail outlet.

A Favorite:

Relaxing and reading recently with this view that I find restful.

“R”ed:

A red barn and farm on a rural road in northeastern Washington.

Parting shot:

A bush in my backyard that I’m calling red.

Linking up with Tom The Backroads Traveller for The Weekend Roundup.

Hello first weekend in November. I’m happy to report my haircut went just fine today. When I went to the register to pay I almost gasped when she said, “that will be $15.00”. In Seattle I pay $60.00. I felt compelled to leave a hefty tip. To be fair, in Seattle I also got a shampoo/conditioning/head massage. The $15.00 was just for the cut and a little curling iron styling. One of the reasons we moved to Colville from the Seattle area was for a lower cost of living. I’m happy to experience this being true.

Barn on Whidbey Island

On Saturday we drove to the north end of Whidbey Island to visit Ebey State Park and to enjoy a meal in Coupeville, Washington.

The weather was beautiful which brought out the crowds. Our realtor was having an open house at our home so we had to be away from our home for several hours and we took advantage of the weather to enjoy a short hike at Ebey and have some Penn Cove Mussels in Coupeville. I’ll post our photos from our walk/hike at Ebey and some photos from Coupeville tomorrow or later.

Linking up with Tom for The Barn Collective.

Barns and Brunch

A couple of barns off highway 395 on the way to Colville in low light.

I like to take a photo of this view every time we visit our son and his family. This time I took it early in the morning on our way back home. Next time we go the snow will probably be gone.

Linking up with Tom The Backroads Traveller for The Barn Collective.

On Saturday we enjoyed brunch at Josh and Laura’s for a belated birthday celebration. Josh and Laura gifted me the sign that they chose because of the name of my blog. Thoughtful kids.

We had a nice walk to some local play fields and decided to take our obligatory selfie.

We have a busy week ahead with a trip east and over the mountains again to celebrate our little grand’s first birthday. Excited that we will also be enjoying the beginning of Spring this coming week!

 

Reaching Back…

…for The Barn Collective

This was taken back in the middle of December on our trip to La Conner. We arrived to Skagit County early so we took a detour along the farm roads close to Mt. Vernon before we continued on to La Conner.

Linking up to The Barn Collective with Tom The Backroads Traveller. Click over to see more barns.

Our Sunday has started out cold with beautiful sun breaks and then some popcorn snow. Not enough snow here to cover anything. Some areas of Washington state are getting a lot. Our daughter-in-law sent us this photo of our son and son-in-law in the front yard of our middle son’s home in Northeastern Washington. They had a nice walk in the snow. All of our children are spending a weekend together in this winter wonderland. Praying for safe travels for them tomorrow.

Do you do anything special on our long President’s Weekend here in the USA?

Barns and Birthday!

We spotted these red barns on Conway Hill road in Skagit County back in December of 2017.

Linking up with Tom The Backroads Traveller for The Barn Collective.

Back to the present. We had a wonderful time catching up with our Western Washington kids over a belated birthday dinner for our son Josh.

Looking forward to some plans and ideas that we came up with to make moving easier for everyone! We also enjoyed lots of good food.

Appetizers, then salad and on to the main course of rack of lamb with rice pilaf ending with chocolate cake and ice cream.

How was your weekend? Was it quiet or filled with activity?