Thursday, February 18, 2010
Walla Walla Where?
With Monday being a holiday from school for my boys, I twisted my honeys arm to take us on an abbreviated road trip. Walla Walla WA is less than 5 hours away from us. Its a delightful town with the ambiance of history (it was founded in 1859, 12 years before WA became a state), new vineyards and boundless wine tasting rooms downtown, glorious eastern WA weather (that's sunshine to those of you who have only heard of Seattle's rain and clouds) and at least 3 colleges that we found.
Monday we walked around downtown and explored the delightful shops and cafes. This is one of the many sculptures that they had all around Main street. I meant to take more pics but my camera batteries were low. Boo hoo! We found a sweet bookstore and game shop. It had more games than I've seen in a long time, and many games that I had not been aware of, or had only seen online.
We also drove around Whitman College and the surrounding wonderful old homes. Walla Walla must have been a prosperous town, because they have alot of old stately homes. So fun to look at! It is definitely a town we could relocate to happily, if there was a job for Michael there.
Whenever we stay somewhere we always try to take advantage of their swimming pool, and this trip was no exception. The motel where we stayed had a great pool and we had it all to ourselves. All in all, it was a great trip for all of us. Short, but sweet as a Walla Walla Onion.