Ahhhhh....a rest day! After a restful nights sleep in June's backyard, we woke up ready to explore Walla Walla...mostly in search of wi-fi to try and update the blog.
Unfortunately, our first discovery of the day was some holes in our tent!
We're not sure where they came from. Our best guess is that they were made by some birds from the Umatilla campsite. There were about 30 holes, but most of them were pin-holes that could be "rubbed out" because the threads weren't broken, just moved. In all, we had to patch four holes in the tent material and a handful in the screen material still need to be repaired.
After that, we left June's house and headed to town. We started the day at a little coffee shop, but they had a two hour table limit, so we had to move on.
Funny story, when I took that picture of April through the window, some guy walking by stopped and went in to ask April if it was ok I was taking her picture. :-) A little weird, but it feels good to know people are looking out for each other.
We weren't nearly done in our two hour window, so we decided to break for lunch. April scouted the lunch options while I packed up our stuff. We decided to go to a place called The Olive Marketplace. It was fantastic! Really, really delicious. And they had wi-fi! Bonus!
Full of good food and in the warm, upper, loft area, April decided to make herself at home...
From there, we met June and her boyfriend, Carl, for some piano music at a winery called Sapolil Cellars next door. It was a lot of fun! The lady playing the piano was fantastic and could play 95% of the requests across a whole range of genres. Here's a video of the evening at Sapolil.
Plus there was this spunky old guy who would jump on the drums, which were set up for a battle of the bands later that evening, every chance he got. This guy's wife seemed to take it pretty well, and she just continued to quietly eat her dinner. It was great! Here's a quick video of him that I got. He's in the back, in the center of the video, in a white shirt :-)
After the piano music, we headed back to June's for a special candle light (and Christmas light) dinner. She had made basil pesto sauce (with basil from her garden), pasta, garlic bread, salad (with tomatoes from her garden, walnuts, quinoa, and homemade vinaigrette!), and red wine to top it all off. It was fantastic! I ate two helpings of pasta and bread...even after our huge lunch.
We found out that Carl had hiked the Appalachian Trail from start to finish in 1984! He had some great stories to share, as well as advice and tips for our trip. His dog, Maggie, was just the kind April likes: fun to play with and easy to tease. :-) They had quite a bit of fun together, until April found Maggie chewing on something in the yard. Not sure what is was, April made Maggie give it to her...only to discover it was a turd!
All in all, it was a great rest day! Thanks June and Carl for everything! We had a great time!