Thursday, November 18, 2010

North Cascades National Park!

Have you ever heard of the North Cascades National Park? Yeah, before the beginning of October I hadn't either. But a few weekends before Brooke was born, I decided we needed to do one last little weekend getaway as a family of 4. So I did some research and found out about this national park and a really nice place to stay for a night. We packed up the car and off we went! We stopped at the pumpkin patch (from a previous post) on our way, and enjoyed an absolutely gorgeous drive on a scenic highway through the park. We got perfect, sunny weather too!

I really love the Pacific Northwest. Check out this amazing scenery, only a couple hours away from where I live!

This is Diablo Lake Overlook. Stunning!

The kids did a good job in the car, for the most part. But it was nice to get out at the overlook and stretch our legs!

October was the perfect time to do this drive. I LOVE all the fall leaves!!!

We stayed overnight at the Freestone Inn. It was kind of in the middle of nowhere, but wow, such a beautiful place to stay!

Nothing like jumping on a giant bed after a long day in the car! The kids went nuts!

This cute little lake was right out the back doors of the Freestone Inn. I love these pictures of the girls!

Someday, can I have a house with a fireplace just like this? Please? It's SO cozy!
I love exploring the beautiful state of Washington! After we checked out, we headed to an actual Wild West town! Who knew there was one only 3 hours from Seattle? I'll do a separate post about that town soon!


  1. Gorgeous! You take such amazing photos, and Stephen does too :) Washington is certainly beautiful!

  2. THose pics are amazing! You DO live in an amazing place!

  3. Hello,
    I really enjoyed reading your post. It's a beautiful country!

  4. Wow! Those pictures are beautiful! It's great that you were able to take one last vacation as a family of four. We always did that before a new baby was born into our family too!

  5. Seriously, that inn looks AMAZING!!! Reminds me of Yellowstone, so pretty! LOVE your pictures!

  6. The photography is great - looks like a wonderful place to visit.

  7. We're going to drive it back from Leavenworth on Tuesday. I'm excited! Did you stop anywhere besides Diablo Lake and Winthrop? I'm trying to figure out our timing. We'll stay the last night in Leavenworth on Monday night and then have all day Tuesday for the drive. It's about 6 hours of total driving, but I don't know how long our stops will take.

    By the way, you might want to consider moving your search bar higher on your blog. I had to use it to search for this post, and you have so many little side links that it's easy to miss it. I had to scan down 3 times before I found it.

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