On Sunday we headed to the family cabin on Highway 410. We stopped at the Black Diamond Bakery on the way out, like my grandparents used to do.
We continued east on 410 over beautiful landscapes.
We arrived late in the afternoon, and my mother made us a lovely pork chop dinner.
The next morning Tom and I made a Fried Cornmeal Mush breakfast using this recipe. My grandfather used to make this, we are guessing from his Pennsylvania ancestry. He made them thinner and cooked them longer than this recipe, and I think he was right. I will try that next time. We served them with our homemade maple syrup, our bacon, and our fresh blueberries.
We brought Steve to this cabin for the first time. Since there is a highway nearby, we did not think it wise to let him roam free so he was on a leash. We did a lot of short walks. We did see deer periodically not his treks.
For dinner my mother made us White Wine Coq Au Vin from Sunset magazine. It was really good.
After dinner and the weather cooling we went for more walks along the river.
We also hung out on the front porch with dog photobombing..
There are many stories for our cabin. One was that my great grandfather’s dog Sandy brought home a bowl to their Yakima home. It is still at our cabin.
Here is a view of the river in the evening sunlight.
The next morning we had breakfast and then headed out to the Central Washington Agricultural Museum. This is a treasure for our state. It has truly amazing equipment that is being preserved.
After the Museum, we headed to the award winning Los Hernandez Tamales store to get food for dinner.
Because it was so hot, Tom and I (with the dogs) decided to drive around in our air-conditioned truck to check out the sites. We found My great grandfather’s apple storage warehouse from 1927.
We drove by the new (to us) Tieton cider plant and tasting room in Yakima which was unfortunately closed. We did manage to buy some in town though.
We headed to Wapato for some wine tasting.
And then headed slowly back to the cabin via the Old Naches Highway.
That evening we had the tamales for dinner. I forgot to get the photo until they were almost done. Truly amazing!
Just examples of some of the older stuff at the cabin.
After dinner and the weather cooling some, it was time for dog walks again.
This morning it was time to head home. But a tree decided to fall down just in front of us en route.