Symbolically speaking, I've just experienced the
best-darned sandwich of my life!!!
The first-and-third-parts of this "journey-sandwich"
included two terrific slices of bread:
George's Bakery and Bad Girls Antiques in North Bend
(on the way to Spokane)
. . . and The Yellow Church Cafe in Ellensburg
(returning home to Bellingham after the show).
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The delicious and deeply satisfying "filling" of the incomparable
Farm Chicks Show will be my next post, so stay tuned!
This antique, decommissioned GIANT mixer stands loud
and proud in the bakery cafe--a piece
of pure, historical sculpture and the biggest and heaviest one I've
ever seen (no Sue . . . Joe says you can't buy it!)
This is the front window of George's Bakery.
Just imagine all of these vintage baking tools showing
up at a Farm Chicks Show!!!
The case of goodies is topped by vintage
aprons, pot holders, and
other vintage "kitschen" paraphernalia!
Before bounding back onto the freeway (happy tummy), a
mandatory stop at Bad Girls Antiques.
I always find something wonderful to take home
(thanks to Jeanne & Hal!).
If the van hadn't been so full, more
of these garden cuties would have made the
trek to Spokane with me!
Now--moving on to the second slice of tasty bread
in my "journey sandwich" . . .
This is The Yellow Church Cafe, owned
(and catered) by the talented Rhoda Simpson.
A phenomenal kobe burger for Jim and chicken alfredo
for me . . . a fitting reward for the successful (and exhausting)
show in Spokane. Oh, yes . . . another piece of chocolate
cake for the road (can you get enough chocolate?)!
Check out the ceiling inside the cafe . . . there is
so much to be grateful for in life!
. . . charming reminders that frequently the small things
in life are what truly matter the most.
Serendipitously, I saw this pale yellow pickup truck
on I-5 just north of Everett . . . warming my heart and soul
with a sweet reminder of Saturday night's festivities
at dear Celeste's phenomenal Chaps Restaurant!!
will be served in short order!