It was my sixth visit and Mike's fifth. We've been visiting Holden every other year since 2005 (most recently in 2009), but the first time we went as a family was when Chris had just started walking.
|Holden in 1998 with Mom & Dad, Nadine & David, |
and our friends the Barretts
|Some of the many windmills in south-central Washington|
|A bunny we saw at the park where we stopped for lunch--|
Nick was very intrigued!
|Nick and Kieran with Mike at McGlinn's|
The next morning we were up bright and early to drive for an hour to Field's Point, where we caught the Lady of the Lake to Lucerne, where we would be transported to the village. We went to Holden with a very large group from our church, including our friends who moved to Boise several years ago.
|Chris and friend Beck on the boat dock|
|Kieran, Myla, and Ari|
|Nadine and David with Shelia (from Boise)|
|Nephew Garrett looking excited|
|Getting ready to board the boat|
|Make way! I want to get a good seat!|
|On the boat|
|The Holden bus|
|The shovel is not just for show--they use these|
buses throughout the winter and often have to dig their way through
|View from the bus|