This was a short but stressful week at work, with Monday off for the Labor Day holiday and Friday off for a short anniversary vacation. Happily, the long weekend more than made up for the stress of the short work week! After much debate, Andy and I decided to spend the weekend at my parents cabin near Snoqualmie Pass. This was definitely a good choice, even if it was made mostly because we’d recently purchased a new mattress, and the old one had been siting in our living room until we could take it up to the cabin to swap it out for one of the horrendously uncomfortable ones there. Since it’s such a short drive, we decided to bring our cat with us, and it didn’t take long for him to get settled in. When I mentioned our plan to my dad, he was dubious, and bringing our cat did turn out to be a bit of a mistake, but only because now I’ll feel terrible any time we go to the cabin without bringing him along!
We spent most of the weekend close by the cabin, watching movies, working on a puzzle, and making lots of delicious comfort food, including a fantastic mac and cheese from a recipe I haven’t used in years! Sunday - our actual anniversary - we left the cabin for a hike to nearby Margaret Lake, a lovely spot I hadn’t visited in at least 15 years. Dropping down from the ridge into the lake basin, we even found a few ripe and delicious blueberries! For lunch we planned to drive back to Snoqualmie Pass to finally try Dru Bru after talking about it for years. Sadly that meant we didn’t have much time to sit and enjoy the peace of the lake, but the beer was good, and the lunch we got from the food truck parked outside was even better, especially the soft pretzel! We’ll definitely want to stop by again, perhaps to warm up after a snowshoe adventure this winter?