Trip to Mom’s Family Cabin

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.

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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.

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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.

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For dinner my mother made us White Wine Coq Au Vin from Sunset magazine.  It was really good.

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After dinner and the weather cooling we went for more walks along the river.

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We also hung out on the front porch with dog photobombing..

Steve on porchSteve photobombingSteve!

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.

bowl Sandy brought home

Here is a view of the river in the evening sunlight.

river in sunshine

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.

herder bunkhouse

herder bunkhouse

shepherder wagon

shepherder wagon

forge

forge

Al and Tom looking at compressor

Al and Tom looking at compressor

thresher

thresher

old pumps

old pumps

Rocky and old pumps

Rocky and old pumps

Tom looking at saw mill

Tom looking at saw mill

future projects

future projects

orchard ladder wheels

orchard ladder wheels

wheat field for threshing

wheat field for threshing

railroad village

railroad village

Massey-Harris hay baler

Massey-Harris hay baler

mostly wood combine

mostly wood combine

pulley and block and tackles

pulley and block and tackles

milk wagon

milk wagon

wagon

wagon

wood separator

wood separator

incubator

incubator

hog feeder

hog feeder

hot steve in equipment shed

hot steve in equipment shed

hooking tractor to baler using honey

hooking tractor to baler using honey

 

Dodge tractor

Dodge tractor

more equipment

more equipment

shovel

shovel

processor

processor

wood barrel wagons

wood barrel wagons

row of tractors

row of tractors

red dodge truck

red dodge truck

After the Museum, we headed to the award winning Los Hernandez Tamales store to get food for dinner.

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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.

great grampa apple warehouse

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.

tieton cider works

We headed to Wapato for some wine tasting.

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And then headed slowly back to the cabin via the Old Naches Highway.

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105 degrees

Naches highway barn

Naches highway barn

goats

goats

orchard

orchard

pump

pump

cool old bridge

cool old bridge

more orchards

more orchards

pump building

pump building

Naches mailbox

Naches mailbox

downtown naches

downtown naches

Naches welcome building

Naches welcome building

That evening we had the tamales for dinner.  I forgot to get the photo until they were almost done.  Truly amazing!

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Just examples of some of the older stuff at the cabin.

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After dinner and the weather cooling some, it was time for dog walks again.

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This morning it was time to head home.   But a tree decided to fall down just in front of us en route.

tree fell down in front of us

tree fell down in front of us

Chinook peak

Chinook peak

Chinook Pass

Chinook Pass

Mount Rainier Park entrance

Mount Rainier Park entrance

roadside wildflowers

roadside wildflowers

Greenwater General Store

Greenwater General Store

Green River Gorge

Green River Gorge

Old House outside of Black Diamond

Old House outside of Black Diamond

 

 

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5 Responses to Trip to Mom’s Family Cabin

  1. thecrazysheeplady says:

    Fun trip! Loved the shepherd wagon.

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  2. Jeanne says:

    I really loved looking at all of your pictures! And what was so much fun was that your trip took you through our old stomping grounds!! We lived in Sunnyside, WA for 9 years, and traveled Hwy. 410 many, many times! It’s a great area!

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