Leaving on a jet plane...
We flew to Seattle, then rented a car and drove a couple hours to a B & B near Sequim (pronounced Sqwim), Washington. We can see Victoria, Canada across the water. Brett is giving me this weekend as a Christmas gift. The B & B is amazing. The view from our room is breathtakingly beautiful.
Sequim is located near the town of Forks -- which is where the "Twilight" series is set, for those of you who have read the book. I haven't seen any vampires or werewolves yet.
We had dinner at a wonderful little bistro. Crab cakes and then steelhead trout. Wine. French press coffee afterwards. I'm feeling so mellow and relaxed; the timing couldn't have been better.