On our way to the big Tom Douglas Prosser Farm dinner, we made a few stops. First, after catching a 6am flight to Seattle, we had breakfast at Lola, and a quick stop at Dahlia Bakery for a small treat for a friend in Suncadia. Then, we drove east, toward Yakima, with a couple stops. First, the little hamlet of Roslyn, home to the world famous, but haunted saloon, the Brick saloon, established in 1889. We got the dungeon tour from a musician who performed last night.
Then, over to nearby Cle Elum, for a stop at Wood’s Meats, similar to our famous Corralitos Market between Aptos and Watsonville, for all manner of meat, fresh, smoked, or otherwise. Across the street, we had to visit the Cle Elem Bakery for so e breakfast goodies for tomorrow.
It feels like we have left civillization. Why is the farm so far from Seattle? We intend to find out this evening from Tom or Jackie. It turned out that head agriculturist and chef, Dev Patel says Prosser is perfect for all manner of veggies, chicken coups, and tree fruit. Nearby are many wineries, hop farms, apple and pear orchards. This was one of the most enjoyable events and dinners we have ever experienced.
On our way back to civilization, we drove the slow route along the Yakima River. We even stopped in Ellensburg, where dear friends lived back in the 70s and 80s. Jon was dean at Central Washington U, and raised his family here.
Then on to beautiful Suncadia outside of Roslyn and Cle Elum to see a dear friend. After a great lunch and mini tour, we are ready to house sit or visit again. I can’t wait to try the 1000 steps from the Lodge to the river. Suncadia also has three golf courses, and miles of bike and hiking trails.
Today, and this week is Seattle Restaurant Week, meaning any number of over 160 restaurants are having 3 courses for $30! And all of our favorites are on the list.
Many of you are wondering why we did not move to Washington state. Me too!