Have you seen the Stay Home series on Netflix?
I gobbled the first season right up and sure hope they release more episodes in the future!
One of my favorites featured a houseboat in Seattle. They named it the Seattle Lakeside Lovenest. Here’s a look at the boat before they renovated it:
I won’t show too many photos here in case you haven’t seen it, but to whet your appetite, here’s a look at my favorite part of the makeover, after:
Needless to say, the owners were ecstatic seeing how Genevieve had transformed the old boat:
All of the properties on the show are available to rent and you can find a full list of them here:
Kevin and I went on our first date in Seattle, so of course I’d love to plan a getaway to that house boat sometime. I also shared with you that I was fond of Williams Stafford’s poetry yesterday, so wouldn’t it be fun to visit the North Cascades National Park while we were out that way too!
The place is obviously inspiring enough on its own, but here’s a description of why it would be extra fun for me to go:
“Our Valley is a great place for spring pilgrimages. One way to enjoy both poetry and nature is to visit the “Methow River Poems” plaques by the poet William Stafford that meander along the river from Pateros to Winthrop.
The Forest Service approached Stafford in 1992, a year before his death, to write a series of poems that would reflect the landscape and spirit of the North Cascades. Stafford has long been associated with the expansiveness of nature and of the human spirit. A lifelong pacifist, Stafford’s relaxed and conversational poetics reflect his embodiment as a human being.”
The signs were printed on porcelain and serve as meditative plaques along the Methow.
Here’s a map of each poems location:
Have you ever visited this trail? I’d love to hear about your experience if you have!