This weekend, with wee Wylla in tow, we headed over to the east side of the Cascades, near Lake Wanatchee, to spend the weekend with friends.
Our cabin was comfy, cozy and warm. Wylla enjoyed the views of the wildlife from inside - there were many chipmunks and squirrels scurrying and gathering the seeds and nuts from the feeders. Jays were plentiful, and noisy.
She was very curious about the cabin, and explored every nook and cranny.
She got to meet a couple of very sweet boys. Wylla was happy to receive a few gentle pets from Boone, her new friend. He gave her the nickname "Little One".
The weather was wet, but there were enough breaks in the rain to give us time to get outside and do a little exploring. Wylla rode on Craig's shoulders for part of the hike, but was eager to try the trail.
She's getting better on her leash, and if there aren't too many distractions, she'll follow along. It's pretty dang cute.
There was a river close to the cabin, so we hiked over there first.
The guys and kids skipped stones across the water while the gals walked along the bank. Wylla enjoyed climbing on the logs and watching the bugs bounce.
Eleanor, the lovely pooch pictured below, had a great time romping in the river.
Later that afternoon, I took Wylla for a walk in the woods.
She was calm and quiet while she tiptoed through the fallen needles. She batted at the spongy moss on the logs and paused when she heard critters rustling in the tree branches.
She smelled everything.
And took it all in with her wide-eyed Wylla wonderment.
Wylla's enjoyed visiting many places, but I think this serene spot in the woods might be her favorite.
We are lucky to have lots of lovely woodsy spots like this in the Northwest, and we look forward to exploring more!