We stayed at the Growing Thyme Farm on our first two nights of our trip to the Pacific Northwest. With small children (or big ones!) a working farm is a fun place to stay.
(photo by GTF owners)
Violet was thrilled to stay in the tippy top room by herself. I would have loved that when I was a kid, too.
Our hosts, Duane and Tanya, have an organic farm where they raise sheep, chickens, goats, veggies, have an orchard and berries, and on and on and on. They're a former military couple who moved to the country and are living off the land. I really admire such dedication and self-sufficiency.
The view was gorgeous. You can barely see them, but you can see the Cascade Mountains from the backyard and Mt. Rainier is visible from the front.
Their home was so...homey. I don't know why anyone stays at hotels when b&bs are about the same price. This ended up being the same price as a local Super 8 or Motel 6, once you add in hotel taxes.
Piper couldn't get enough of that stroller.
Aren't those gorgeous flowers? I love how the glass in really old houses is all wavy.
We took a farm tour the next morning with Duane and Tanya and their little girl. Look at the size of that rabbit! It was sooooo soft.
FYI, Piper wasn't crying. She was trying to meow at the rabbit. We kept telling her they don't make any sound, but since we visited, she always meows when she sees a picture of a rabbit.
More in Part Two!