One of our favorite stops to recharge and regroup is the Moose Creek Cafe & Bakery. They had me at the oilcloth on the tables. I became a lifer after my first bite of maple covered pumpkin bread. And, let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a moose theme? If you are hungry, need a coffee, and are in the market for a creative gift or two this is the place for you. We spent a few moments reflecting on all the mysteries solved, and then set out to figure out a few more.
In hopes of avoiding fog all together, we did the most logical thing we could think of–drive up a mountain in the middle of November. The hope was to reach Teepee Trailhead one last time. We made it to Godman Campground. Those last six miles have already checked into winter, and we have a strict no-sketchy-road-conditions policy that we’ve developed over years of experience and bleeding hands (long story). With many stops along the road to play in the snow and enjoy the views, our magical mystery tour headed back to Walla Walla.
In an effort to complete a book of wild mysteries, we kept our eyes peeled. Would you believe we found buffalo? We did. We actually had to turn around because no one believed my claim. I’m not sure why they are there, but they looked absolutely stunning against the rolling golden foothills at sunset. And if that doesn’t sound like a magical way to end the weekend, the most gigantic moon started its accent.