It’s been a while since we posted an update! Here’s what’s been happening…
The chickens won’t be called “chicks” for much longer. They are quite large and feathered now. And they’re becoming even more friendly as they grow older.
It’s been difficult keeping their brooder clean, so we are very ready to have the coop finished. Tomorrow will be their first day trip to the chicken run. By the weekend, they’ll have taken up permanent residence here.
Our good friend Cheryl got married in Southeast Washington this weekend. We decided to make the trip down to Pasco into a mini vacation. Our first stop along the way was Palouse Falls. The canyon at the falls is 377 ft deep, exposing a large cross-section of the Columbia River Basalt Group. These falls and the canyon downstream comprise an important feature of the channeled scablands created by the great Missoula Floods that swept across eastern Washington and across the Columbia River Plateau during the Pleistocene epoch.
After taking in the beauty of the main falls, we hiked to Upper Palouse Falls for lunch.
And yes, after 7 months straight of camping, we wanted more! It is funny to note that we see far more people while camping than we do when at home. But it was a nice way to transition back into civilization before the wedding!
We camped at Windust Park (thanks for the recommendation, “Ginger_snaps”). Located on Lake Sacajawea outside Kahlotus (near Pasco), Windust is run by the Army Core of Engineers. It was a really wonderful car camping site: well kept, beautiful and free! Unfortunately, next year Windust will not accept overnight camping. It’s a shame to see so many great hiking and camping sites close. It will still be a wonderful place to spend the day on the lake, though.
Cheryl and David’s wedding was held at Cooper Red Mountain Winery in Benton City, WA. The ceremony took place as the sun impressively sunk behind the vines. A beautiful night! Congrats to David and Cheryl!
When we returned home, we had a nice surprise on the game camera: the kitty cat is back. Great weekend!