How I Spent My Down Time in the North Cascades
A few weeks ago I passed through a town called Mazama, Washington. I had just wrapped up a session in the North Cascades and was leaving the next day for Leavenworth. I had about 24 hours in between to rest, explore, and refuel (literally and figuratively). For those of you that saw my post about having wrapped up my 5th shoot in 48 hours, you know I was in some serious need of some tasty food and a little R&R.
I stayed at a little place called the Freestone Inn and fell completely in love with this place! The views are fantastic and the people are so kind. Freestone is nestled on a little lake in the heart of the North Cascades, how cute! It was the perfect place to spend my evening. I came back from my day of shooting and ate a cheeseburger and some killer tacos, which was much needed after such a busy day. I woke up at dawn and spent the morning in the hot tub watching the sun rise over the lake. They served a massive and scrumptious breakfast, and then I hit some local trails before I had to say my goodbyes.
To me, traveling is about growing and experiencing. I never expected this place to leave me with such sweet memories, but it did. And it ended up being one of the highlights from my trip. The rest of my trip was amazing but flew by and I hardly had a moment to catch my breath. My time in Mazama taught me so much about the local culture and left me with some cherished memories as a parting gift. To my new friends at Freestone, thank you for the warm welcome and for your kindness.