When we have each other, we have everything.
We drove to Alta Lake in Washington this year for the holidays. Ben and I make this trek every other year. We drive about 15 hours the first day and stay for the night in a pet friendly hotel in Bozeman. The second day we drive about 8 hours to get to the cabin. We lucked out this year and had great weather and dry roads the whole way. Lucy always travels really well in the car...she sleeps the whole time and only get to be out twice both days. We learned from our first trip out with her that letting her out too much doesn't go so well. Eventually, she won't want to get back in the car.
We had a lot of people coming and going from the cabin which was made things exciting. We started the first few days with Daniel and my parents. Garrett and Katie joined us from Wednesday to Sunday. Margo and Blake joined us Friday to Saturday morning. Scott and Libby joined us from Sunday to Wednesday. We ended the trip with my parents and the dogs. Activities up here included watching movies, crocheting, snowmobiling, hiking, reading, lot of games (Settlers of Catan, Wits and Wagers, Bananagrams, Ticket to Ride, and Monopoly Deal), eating more food than we should have consumed, making wreaths, opening gifts, watching "The Hobbit" and eating dinner at Marcelas in Chelan, Lucy went hunting for the first time, and naps. It was a fun filled vacation that always goes by much too quickly.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! Farewell, 2013!
Ben, Julie, and Amelia