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{Fun} long weekend…


I’m hoping to enjoy some time by the pool this weekend. Chris, Sayer & I all piled into the car with my mom & dad to drive over the mountains to a place called Lake Chelan today. It’s a place we visited every summer when I was a kid & we revisited this tradition when Sayer was born. We met my brother & sister-in-law late this afternoon & are ready to begin our long weekend (we are a week behind). I think I may even unplug a bit &…. relax. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! What are you up to? 

Here’s last year’s post about where I am right now: {Flash Back} weekend getaway

{Image via here}

{Fun} long weekend…


I’m hoping to enjoy some time by the pool this weekend. Chris, Sayer & I all piled into the car with my mom & dad to drive over the mountains to a place called Lake Chelan today. It’s a place we visited every summer when I was a kid & we revisited this tradition when Sayer was born. We met my brother & sister-in-law late this afternoon & are ready to begin our long weekend (we are a week behind). I think I may even unplug a bit &…. relax. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! What are you up to? 

Here’s last year’s post about where I am right now: {Flash Back} weekend getaway

{Image via here}

{Everyday Inspiration} small town snaps…

I have been a little obsessed with American Pickers lately and the idea of finding treasures or inspiration among junk has always appealed to me. You may recall the post last week about my “flash back” family vacation in a town that was a nostalgic time warp. Well, I sort of went a little nuts with the ShakeItPhoto app for my iphone throughout the weekend. There was a vintage car show going on, so that just gave me more to snap.  These are my favorite photos (or American picks) that I took from an afternoon walk one of the days. Sort of funny, but when I showed these to Chris, he told me that we had a polaroid camera like the one I photographed. He surfaced from the basement on Friday night with the polaroid camera, his mothers old Cannon camera, and a cool, vintage camera bag that he found….

{Everyday Inspiration} small town snaps…

I have been a little obsessed with American Pickers lately and the idea of finding treasures or inspiration among junk has always appealed to me. You may recall the post last week about my “flash back” family vacation in a town that was a nostalgic time warp. Well, I sort of went a little nuts with the ShakeItPhoto app for my iphone throughout the weekend. There was a vintage car show going on, so that just gave me more to snap.  These are my favorite photos (or American picks) that I took from an afternoon walk one of the days. Sort of funny, but when I showed these to Chris, he told me that we had a polaroid camera like the one I photographed. He surfaced from the basement on Friday night with the polaroid camera, his mothers old Cannon camera, and a cool, vintage camera bag that he found….

{Everyday Inspiration} small town snaps…

I have been a little obsessed with American Pickers lately and the idea of finding treasures or inspiration among junk has always appealed to me. You may recall the post last week about my “flash back” family vacation in a town that was a nostalgic time warp. Well, I sort of went a little nuts with the ShakeItPhoto app for my iphone throughout the weekend. There was a vintage car show going on, so that just gave me more to snap.  These are my favorite photos (or American picks) that I took from an afternoon walk one of the days. Sort of funny, but when I showed these to Chris, he told me that we had a polaroid camera like the one I photographed. He surfaced from the basement on Friday night with the polaroid camera, his mothers old Cannon camera, and a cool, vintage camera bag that he found….

{Flash Back} weekend getaway…

Piling into the car and driving for four hours, over the mountains, to Lake Chelan every summer is a strong childhood memory. The always rotating tapes of the Chipmunks, Pat Benatar, Willie Nelson, & Eddy Rabbit played while my brother and I had to have an ice chest placed between us in the back seat so that we wouldn’t poke each other. Somehow our magic slates just didn’t occupy us the whole time. When Sayer was born, we started up the tradition again of having a mini summer vacation in Lake Chelan with all of our families together. We just got back yesterday from a long weekend there and I wanted to document and share the nostalgia. 

The first year, we actually stayed in one of the same exact rooms that we stayed in 36 years ago! Nothing had really changed except the painting above the couch was a little more modern (not much though). Since then, we have been staying in a place just a few blocks away from our original hotel. However, Brian (my brother) and I snuck over and tripped through memory lane before the weekend was over. As you see, things don’t change that much (these photos are actually taken in the same spots as the original photos).

The Lakeview Drive-In is still one of the first stops once we get to Chelan. Although, they don’t serve the hotdogs in the little wiener dog paper packaging anymore, the experience is  still how we remember it. 

The next stop is The Variety Store (used to be Sprouse-Reitz) which looks exactly the same inside as it used to. The three most important purchases used to be, and still are : buckets, inflatable ball (or air mattress), and thongs.



The pool is also one of the first destinations. My glasses still sit on the little table next to the lounge chair… just the beverage has changed.

Renting a ski boat to tube or ski behind was something we used to do almost every year as well. This year, Brian was the only one that jumped in to be towed behind the boat. But we all went along for the ride. Sayer thought it was pretty darn cool to watch. We go off season now, so the water (and weather) isn’t quite as warm as what we remember. 


On our way home, we stopped at a little Bavarian inspired town called Leavenworth. It has changed a bit from the 70’s and ’80’s, but not a lot. The whole trip sort of felt like we stepped into a time warp. 


And there you have it- a peek into our  weekend getaway. I love being able to share some of my childhood memories with Chris and Sayer while making new memories as a family. Do you have a traditional vacation spot?

{Flash Back} weekend getaway…

Piling into the car and driving for four hours, over the mountains, to Lake Chelan every summer is a strong childhood memory. The always rotating tapes of the Chipmunks, Pat Benatar, Willie Nelson, & Eddy Rabbit played while my brother and I had to have an ice chest placed between us in the back seat so that we wouldn’t poke each other. Somehow our magic slates just didn’t occupy us the whole time. When Sayer was born, we started up the tradition again of having a mini summer vacation in Lake Chelan with all of our families together. We just got back yesterday from a long weekend there and I wanted to document and share the nostalgia. 

The first year, we actually stayed in one of the same exact rooms that we stayed in 36 years ago! Nothing had really changed except the painting above the couch was a little more modern (not much though). Since then, we have been staying in a place just a few blocks away from our original hotel. However, Brian (my brother) and I snuck over and tripped through memory lane before the weekend was over. As you see, things don’t change that much (these photos are actually taken in the same spots as the original photos).

The Lakeview Drive-In is still one of the first stops once we get to Chelan. Although, they don’t serve the hotdogs in the little wiener dog paper packaging anymore, the experience is  still how we remember it. 

The next stop is The Variety Store (used to be Sprouse-Reitz) which looks exactly the same inside as it used to. The three most important purchases used to be, and still are : buckets, inflatable ball (or air mattress), and thongs.



The pool is also one of the first destinations. My glasses still sit on the little table next to the lounge chair… just the beverage has changed.

Renting a ski boat to tube or ski behind was something we used to do almost every year as well. This year, Brian was the only one that jumped in to be towed behind the boat. But we all went along for the ride. Sayer thought it was pretty darn cool to watch. We go off season now, so the water (and weather) isn’t quite as warm as what we remember. 


On our way home, we stopped at a little Bavarian inspired town called Leavenworth. It has changed a bit from the 70’s and ’80’s, but not a lot. The whole trip sort of felt like we stepped into a time warp. 


And there you have it- a peek into our  weekend getaway. I love being able to share some of my childhood memories with Chris and Sayer while making new memories as a family. Do you have a traditional vacation spot?

{Flash Back} weekend getaway…

Piling into the car and driving for four hours, over the mountains, to Lake Chelan every summer is a strong childhood memory. The always rotating tapes of the Chipmunks, Pat Benatar, Willie Nelson, & Eddy Rabbit played while my brother and I had to have an ice chest placed between us in the back seat so that we wouldn’t poke each other. Somehow our magic slates just didn’t occupy us the whole time. When Sayer was born, we started up the tradition again of having a mini summer vacation in Lake Chelan with all of our families together. We just got back yesterday from a long weekend there and I wanted to document and share the nostalgia. 

The first year, we actually stayed in one of the same exact rooms that we stayed in 36 years ago! Nothing had really changed except the painting above the couch was a little more modern (not much though). Since then, we have been staying in a place just a few blocks away from our original hotel. However, Brian (my brother) and I snuck over and tripped through memory lane before the weekend was over. As you see, things don’t change that much (these photos are actually taken in the same spots as the original photos).

The Lakeview Drive-In is still one of the first stops once we get to Chelan. Although, they don’t serve the hotdogs in the little wiener dog paper packaging anymore, the experience is  still how we remember it. 

The next stop is The Variety Store (used to be Sprouse-Reitz) which looks exactly the same inside as it used to. The three most important purchases used to be, and still are : buckets, inflatable ball (or air mattress), and thongs.



The pool is also one of the first destinations. My glasses still sit on the little table next to the lounge chair… just the beverage has changed.

Renting a ski boat to tube or ski behind was something we used to do almost every year as well. This year, Brian was the only one that jumped in to be towed behind the boat. But we all went along for the ride. Sayer thought it was pretty darn cool to watch. We go off season now, so the water (and weather) isn’t quite as warm as what we remember. 


On our way home, we stopped at a little Bavarian inspired town called Leavenworth. It has changed a bit from the 70’s and ’80’s, but not a lot. The whole trip sort of felt like we stepped into a time warp. 


And there you have it- a peek into our  weekend getaway. I love being able to share some of my childhood memories with Chris and Sayer while making new memories as a family. Do you have a traditional vacation spot?