I’m a bit of a homebody, I admit. But am finding I’m a little more stir crazy than normal lately. I blame working from home. And the home health job which necessitates Mr. F to always have the car during the week. So when asked what I wanted to do this weekend, I replied, “Anything, as long as it gets me out of the house!”.
While we were in Coeur d’Alene last summer, we loved exploring all the Rails to Trails bike trails. So we were excited to find there were a few decently long trails within an easy driving distance. Despite the clouds, we set off on Saturday and did a quick little 17 mile ride. Not nearly as pretty as the trails around CdA, but the fresh air did my heart and mind lots of good. Still not wanting to be at home, we finally tried what looks like it might be the best place to eat in the tiny town of Shelton. A little barbecue and some fried green tomatoes are always a good idea for these Southern transplants! Oh and the awesome beer & drink selection didn’t hurt either. Shelton has redeemed itself.
On Sunday we decided to go over to Olympia to grab coffee and try to hunt down some duck for a recipe Mr. F was dying to try out. I love Olympia’s funky, grungy feel. It has a fantastic downtown filled with shops, galleries and eateries. Hope to go back for a day soon and give you a little artsy tour!
[ it was beginning to look like fall on the trail ]
[ wetting our whistles post ride ]
[ downtown Olympia ]
All images by Artsy Forager.