Write about: new territory.
We're back. It was lovely.
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It took me a little over three years since moving here but I finally managed to drive east for long enough to go past the turnoff for Mount Baldy. Not that we went a whole lot further before reaching our destination... whatever, though. I'm still claiming it as an accomplishment.
We spent the night at Mountain Valley Ranch, which is just this side of Rock Creek. The guesthouse had no other patrons so we had the place to ourselves - that was especially appreciated when Max had his usual pre-nap fussy moments.
Here's a shot of the front of our accommodation (we had the room on the far left):
It's a huge property that we didn't have nearly enough time to explore, but when the sun came out this morning we went for a little walk to enjoy the fresh air and views. Views like this:
On Sunday afternoon we went in to Rock Creek for lunch in a neat little coffee shop. We'd also planned on doing a short hike in one of the provincial parks in the area. The rain, unfortunately, had other ideas.
The peace and quiet was great, the break from the garden was badly needed. Max seemed to enjoy himself as well, as he just loves checking out new locations. Oh and breakfast this morning, though served a little later than promised, was absolutely incredible.
We're back to doing our boxes tomorrow and even though it was only one night away I'm having trouble getting back into the swing of things. I'm sure that will pass soon enough though.