We returned from our road trip last week to find a dark and rainy Seattle waiting for us, it was a big contrast to the sparklingly clear weather we enjoyed all the days we were away. We had a great time, thanks in a large part to everybody who gave us great suggestions on what to do. Thank you so much for all of those, our trip managed to have just the right amount of stuff we wanted to see and time where we didn’t need to be anywhere in particular. We had aebleskivers, sampled wines, drove the whole length of the Columbia River Gorge, invented a gang sign, stayed in charming hotels, saw (a version of) Stonehenge, visited with friends and survived a flat tire.
We stayed at two McMenamin’s hotels on our trip, and my favorite was Edgefield. I hope to plan another trip to see the collection of waterfalls and stay at Edgefield for a few nights. The grounds hold several restaurants and bars so you’re free to wander the grounds with a drink in hand, and there is so much to discover there. The grounds had a golf course and expertly designed gardens you could wander through, there seemed to be a smooching bench hidden around each corner, and we heard the place is haunted. I highly recommend you visit, either to stay or just to have a meal, if you’re ever in the area.