We are on our way back home from a short trip to Leavenworth and Winthrop, WA. It’s always a great time to sit in the car, just driving, looking around and contemplating life and love and just about everything. For me it’s always a time for thinking, planning and getting new energy to tackle the daily life.
Thanksgiving was a nice day. We had our traditional turkey feast and friends over. When celebrating together, I am absolutely grateful for everything we have. We have a nice house, have good friends, healthy kids, good food and live in a peaceful area. Living in the present and enjoying life without having to worry about tomorrow is definitely something we should recognize more often. Just stop, breathe and relax for a moment and let go of everything else.
I guess there is a reason why I am a Tai Chi Teacher. You learn to live more in the present by just concentrating on you movement in that moment – Mediation in Motion.
Black Friday we opted out of shopping and left for our weekend trip to Leavenworth, where the Christmas season already starts. Stop at Stevens Pass and do some sledding on the way. Leavenworth is always fun, even though there are way too many people. The Christkindlmarkt definitely reminds you of the ones in Germany. And the candied nuts are so yummy! Eating some Wiener Schnitzel for dinner and then a glass of wine later at the hotel is just perfect to end the day.
We stayed at a hotel in Wenatchee and were really pleasantly surprised about that town the next morning. Normally we just drive through Wenatchee, but never really stayed there, so we didn’t have any clue that they have this nice downtown area, and also a Public Market, which is a (way) smaller version of the one in Vancouver Canada. Lot’s of local artists and vendors and really good coffee and baked goods for breakfast.
Next stop Winthrop, WA and their “End of the road” Christmas celebration. Having been there only in summer time, it was a totally different experience. Only a few tourists like us and the rest definitely locals from the Methow valley. I really felt like at the end of the road. Cascade pass is already closed for the winter, so you really have to have a purpose to go there. But a short carriage ride into town with little barrel fires along the road and just friendly people made me fall in love with this time of the year there, too. I’d like to see it some time with lot’s of snow and maybe start cross country skiing. I can imagine it being awesome.
Breakfast in the morning at the Rocking Horse was delicious as well and now I decided to finally start writing on the way home.
I don’t know yet, what I am going to write about, but it will be life and thoughts of a Stay-at-home Mom/ retired OBGYN/ German immigrant and wanna-be artist/ Martial arts fan/ school PTSA volunteer/ and Tai Chi and Ikebana teacher – in short: ME.
Disclaimer: I don’t think I listed everything yet 😉 and I might not always be political correct, but I’ll definitely delete unfriendly comments.