Thursday, October 27, 2011

Autumn Touring

Gosh - I didn't realize it had been so long since I posted!  Where does the time go.  A while back Mr. Squash and I went to Leavenworth, Washington for a little Autumn getaway!  I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the places we stopped.
This is Prey's Fruit Barn - a longtime staple in the area.  They always have so many beautiful baskets of flowers out front!
This odd looking fellow greets you at the door.
I picked up some packages of dried 13-bean mix for soups here and a few apples.  We'd never seen this variety before - and they were HUGE!  One apple could have served 4 people!  It wasn't the best we'd ever tasted, but it's always fun to try a new variety.  Click on the photo for the name.
Next stop was another longtime institution - Smallwoods.  They have all sorts of fruits and vegetables from local farms and orchards, a petting zoo and fun things for kids to do!

Here is where they had their pumpkins for sale.  I wish mine were orange, but alas, they're still green and we just had our first frost.  Needless to say, I picked up some that are orange!

They had cute little vignettes all over!
Mr. Squash wants you to meet his new friend - he's great to talk with - never argues and always agrees with what he says!
This was adorable - a cow train for kids!  A few minutes after I snapped this photo, it was filled with little ones going for a ride around the farm!

Don't you just love this huge, red rooster!

Check out this corner of their store - I actually know some very good men cooks - I think they have it all wrong!
This is the main street in Leavenworth.  All the buildings are made to look like you're in a Bavarian Village - it's what attracts everyone.  They even play Bavarian music on loudspeakers all over town!  We had a lovely trip and the weather was perfect!

On the way home we stopped at one of our favorite nurseries.  Mr. Squash saw this flag and knew it was perfect for the Squash House!  Every time a group of kids walk past the house we hear all sorts of comments about how cool it is!  Now if I could just get the wrinkles out!  I'm so afraid to iron it and have it melt!

**EDIT** - Thanks to a tip from Kaaren - I've gotten the wrinkles out of my flag - it now looks terrific!  Thanks, Kaaren!


Mary said...

Looks like a fun trip. Very Americana!

Stephanie said...

From looking at the skies in your beautiful photos looks like the weather was perfect! How about hanging your flag in the bathroom while having a steamy shower? Hot steamy showers don't take the wrinkles out of our skin (darn it) but it's worked on clothes.

Me and My Stitches said...

What a great day - lots of fun stuff to look at and nice weather to boot!

Kaaren said...

Have no fear, Candace because I iron my flags all the time and without incident. I use the lowest steam setting and it works like a charm. No wrinkles in about one minute. Too bad we couldn't do the same for ourselves! *wink*

I L-O-V-E outings like these. It's so much fun, especially at this time of year when everything looks so fresh and yummy.

Did Bob and his new friend have a beer together...or maybe some apple cider? Hee!

Denise :) said...

What a fun day!! Love your banner! :)

Sharon said...

Leavonworth is an amazing town to visit. Glad you enjoyed your trip. Could you spray your banner with some water and tumble it for a few minutes? Or a low iron?

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i seriously want that rooster!!!

Linda said...

What an awesome getaway! It looks like you had the most perfect fall weather! I really like Mr. Squash's new friend...I need one that can just listen while I b.....vent :-)once and a while. LOL!

Ulla said...

Thank you for the tour! Pumpkins seem to be really important for your autumn, and they do look nice. - Quiet friends are so nice sometimes.

Libby said...

What fun!

Kim said...

I know where time goes, I just don't know why it has to go so quickly - especially since I've gotten 'older'. I guess they say time goes faster as we age, but I think time goes faster when we are having fun! And I am pleased to see that you and Bob are doing just that. The flag is fun and getting the wrinkles out of it is much like the dilemma I face when it comes to wrinkled table clothes. I wonder if the new dryers with the steam setting would help with this sort of thing? Libby's got one...lucky girl! She says a freshly steamed quilt is heaven to snuggle up in! Happy to see you are enjoying good times. :o)

pratima said...

Gorgeous pictures! Thank you for taking us along on your trip. The displays of pumpkins with figurines are so cute!

Carrie P. said...

Yes, that flag is perfect.
I do like that giant rooster. Beautiful country.

In Awe of Applique said...

Oh, don't you just LOVE Leavenworth in the Fall?! I grew up camping there almost every weekend for many years as a teenager...many fond memories there and up on the Icicle River...have you fished the Icicle? Of course, since the road washed out at Ida Creek, some of the best fishing up there is inaccessable...for now thanks for sharing your pictures!

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