July 23rd, 2011
We had friends in town and wanted to do something fun with guaranteed sun. Since the latter half of that cannot be done in Seattle, we went to Yakima and stayed at teepees that are nestled in between vineyards, cherry trees, wineries, and spectacular mountains. They are not the roughing-it kind of teepees either. Each has a queen bed, electricity, private “water closets,” and firepits for grilling and whiling away the evening under the stars. The stay comes with breakfast served outside that was amazingly delicious and fancy–table cloths, a dusting of rose petals, what? The highlight of our trip was taking a bath in those amazing tubs outside at 11pm watching the stars and chatting with my best girlfriend. That little spa room there is amazing.
We spent our day touring the wineries. There are quite a few in Zillah now–about 15 or so within a mile of the teepees. There were some not-so-good wines, but quite a few great ones. The only thing I would do differently next time is pack in food to grill. Each teepee had a fridge and all the materials to start a fire. There is nothing to eat in that town so coming prepared would be good. So fun though!
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