On Sunday we took a bit of drive into the southern boonies.

The Green River Gorge is an impressive site, even more so as it feels like you are driving dead into the middle of nowhere.

Can you believe this is only like 15 minutes from my house?

Also. we cracked up at this sign in downtown Enumclaw.

A chilly day outdoors calls for homemade soup.  I even feel warmed up just making it.
(Except for the bit where we had to open a bunch of windows because the onion fumes were making hubbers cry and cry and cry.)

Am I nerd that later I sat down and watched PBS' 25th anniversary of Les Miserables concert?  It was like 'unintentional French evening.' 
 (That makes more sense if you realize I made onion soup.)

{ what adventures found you this weekend? }

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  1. Unknown on March 7, 2011 at 6:10 AM

    this all reminds me of my boyfriends lake house in upstate NY - like UPSTATE UPSTATE NY - i think i could use a lil of this peacefulness and nothingness in my life!

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  2. My Life Under the Bus on March 7, 2011 at 6:12 AM

    Strangely that gorge of water was channeled by our basement. The rain was so heavy and so loud no one could sleep and my poor husband was up all night making sure we didn't flood : ( - and LOL to onion fumes! You'll probably need an excorsism or a lot of good candles to get rid of those.

    Happy Monday!!!

  3. Leeya Engel on March 7, 2011 at 7:23 AM

    "unintentional italian evening" - love the idea!

  4. Andrea (Panda) on March 7, 2011 at 8:22 AM

    you should also check out flaming geyser state park. its like 15 min from your place. not super impresive now that i am an adult and i think the flame is gone. but its still pretty and my favorite park.
    that onion soup looks yummy!

  5. Diana Mieczan on March 7, 2011 at 8:49 AM

    Wow...the view is so beautiful and I love places like this one. Glad you had fun, darling
    Happy Monday

  6. Sandy a la Mode on March 7, 2011 at 9:03 AM

    wow!! you can drive to a place like that!??! amazing!!

  7. Diana on March 7, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Wow, those photos look so amazing! Has it been sunny for you guys lately too? The weekend in Vancouver was perfect!

    I would DIE to have that french onion soup right now. It looks SO delicious and I wouldn't even mind the onion fumes.

  8. Anonymous on March 7, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    The pics are so beautiful!

  9. Tsuki aka LittleGrayFox on March 7, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    let's see...where to begin?

    oh yes, you ARE a nerd, but in a cool way.

    That sign is friggin hilarious!

    and i love the green river. too bad it has a horrible stigma attached thanks to that murderous freak!

    did u guys visit the geyser?

  10. T@PoppyPlacePdx on March 7, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    Hey Kelli, looks like you guys had fun :)

    And Homemade French Onion Soup amazing :)

    The sign is absolutely hilarious :)

    We did have some sunshine (AT LAST!) But it was still really chilly!

    Went for a walk and then made my son's fav. dinner as he is home on spring break, YAY!

    Have a lovely Monday, T. :)

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  12. Brittany H. on March 7, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    MAN, your weekend was so much better than mine. I got a lot of rest, and stuff done, but I would of loved to do something exciting like this. And it's only 15 minutes away from your house? Wow


  13. Isabel on March 7, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    that sign does not make any sense! LOL

    Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

  14. cb on March 7, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    so jealous of your wonderful adventure! i spent all weekend at home being sick but had to do somethings like sew and update the shop otherwise i would have gone crazy! i hate being home when the weather is so nice! glad you got to enjoy the outside and make homemade soup!


  15. S and O on March 7, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    How beautiful...that view is just amazing! :)

  16. Almost Precious on March 7, 2011 at 5:07 PM

    Wow, what gorgeous scenery, the view looking down from the bridge is breathtaking and your photos are absolutely awesome.

    Whoever wrote that sign was quite the comic, it was just too funny. But maybe in the hectic world we need to be a bit zany every now and then...relieves the tension. :)

  17. Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird on March 8, 2011 at 6:40 AM

    Wow how gorgeous!!

  18. Janet Mazorie on March 8, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    That first photo makes me dizzy! But, it is gorgeous. Also I love that sign, it totally rocks...looks exactly like a sign I want to have on my store front one day!

  19. nevertheless on March 8, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    haha, that sign is priceless :) gotta love a sense of humour!

    can't believe you only live 15 minutes from such a gorgeous view, lucky!

  20. BonBon Rose Girls Kristin on March 8, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    Wow...how very beautiful!

  21. k on March 9, 2011 at 3:32 AM

    that soup almost made me cry! i'm so sick right now and it looks amazing :(

  22. ana on March 11, 2011 at 5:01 AM

    what a fun looking trip. & i love that sign...hah.