Here we are almost through summer and it seems like it just got here.Â It certainly was late this year but it hasnâ€™t slowed us down any.Â The last mystery trip had us dreaming of sunshine and beautiful gardens as we wandered through the aisles at Molbakâ€™s in Woodinville and then headed to Swansonâ€™s for lunch in their cafÃ© and more beautiful flowers.Â The van was packed with things to plant and happy passengers as we headed home.
On another day we took off to explore Mercer Island.Â If you start out with no set pattern it is amazing all that you can see.Â We found spectacular gardens, amazing waterfront views and glamorous homes.Â Â Lunch that day was at the Roanoke Inn, a quaint establishment that ha been in operation since the 1800s.Â Weary travelers who ferried across the lake from Seattle to that then desolate island could relax here for a quick one on the way home.Â We had a wonderful lunch on the back lawn under the shade of an umbrella.
The dinner group drove across the bridge and then headed south to Shelton and the smells and tastes at Xihn Clam and Oyster House,Â Oh what a sumptuous evening. We always seem to find new and interesting places.
Leavenworth is on the schedule for August 10-12 with a nice two night stay in order to attend the theater 3 times:Â “Sound of Music,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie”.Â The weather should be nice and the shows entertaining.Â You still might be able to snag a room reservation and tickets if you want to come along.
September will have us doing an overnight stay at Crystal Mountain.Â We intend to drive around the area and then enjoy dinner at the top of the chair lift.Â We are hoping for fantastic views.
Of course we are still talking about the Caribbean cruise in OctoberÂ (20-28) aboard “Allure of the Seas”, the largest ship sailing at the moment.Â We have made our reservations for the Broadway show “Chicago” as well as an ice show and another at the Aqua Theatre.Â There is still time to join our group.Â Remember, we help people find roommates.
If October is not good for you there is another group traveling on “Princess Cruise” Jan. 20 out of Ft. Lauderdale.Â You might just want to think about getting out of our winter weather and into their sunshine.Â It always seems to lift my spirits to get a little sun in the winter months.
Speaking of no sun in the winter monthâ€¦.what could be better than a couple of weeks in Hawaii?Â We had a great time last year and will do it again if there is sufficient interest.Â This time we will rent a house nearer to Diamond Head so there isnâ€™t so much traveling for those who prefer to shop rather than just relax with a good book.Â Be sure to let your interest be known.
For reservations and further information call Linda Finch at 253 927 8207 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org