today we took a drive along the scenic cascade loop highway. we didn't make it all the way around the loop, but we're hoping to before the leaves are all off the trees. it was the most perfect day. we stopped at a bunch of pull outs, parks and vistas along the way. we made one last stop for dinner at this little place called the eatery along the way. there was this cute little tiny chapel right across from the restaurant. it's an actual little church. i couldn't help but shake the feeling as the girls walked up of the witch in hansel and gretel and her gingerbread house.
but it was such a sweet little chapel inside. the food was great, the little cabins were cute and the history was cool. it was originally opened by a lady named matilda in 1888. we've got plans to head up there again on stan's next free day. hopefully we'll get another amazing day like we did today. we'd actually like to get some serious hiking in. there's some amazing trails in the area! maybe we can even get one more camping weekend in before the weather really gets cold.