Our Mini-Honeymoon: Part 2

If you missed part 1, check that out first! I share details about where we stayed and why it was so awesome. :)


In addition to the great food and awesomeness that was Fort Lewis Lodge, there were a number of other highlights on the mini-moon. One of the big ones was biking!


Matt and I decided to bring our road bikes with us (using a new bike rack we received as a wedding gift!) and I’m so glad we did! It was seriously the most beautiful bike ride I’ve ever gone on. Empty country roads, brilliant blue skies, and amazing fall colors.






If I didn’t know better, I’d say that was a Carolina Blue sky. 😉


We biked over to the state fish hatchery, recommended as something fun to check out by our lodge owners.


With us, we brought packed lunches! The lodge where we were staying feeds you breakfast and dinner every day but no lunch; however, you can get a packed lunch for a small fee. How cute is this?


They packed us each a turkey sandwich (lettuce, tomato, and mustard for me; lettuce, tomato, mustard, mayo, and cheese for Matt), an apple, a mini bottle of water, and a homemade oatmeal raisin cookie.


There was even an ice pack to keep it cold and some napkins! :)


These cookies were AWESOME – they were still warm from the oven!


After we ate, we said hello to the fish, which meant that Matt poked his hand near the water and kept almost having it bit off. Boys. :)


And then we biked back! We covered about 15 miles total, taking some offshoots along the way. Hilly but so lovely. We were pooped by the time we returned!


We spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing on a blanket in a field by the lodge, listening to an audio book. Matt’s mom made us this beautiful t-shirt quilt as a wedding present and we were excited to enjoy it!




I’m pretty sure that was the most relaxed I’ve been in years. :)



Another highlight? Watching the sunset from the lodge’s outdoor hot tub.


Our view:


And then it was off to Buck’s Bar to await dinner. :)




Stay tuned – tomorrow (Friday) I’ll be back with a final mini-moon post sharing another highlight: hiking!


  1. 1

    oh my gosh it is GORGEOUS there! So quaint and peaceful. I would be 100% relaxed there too! Definitely going on my must visit list.

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    those trails are stunning!! and as i’m writing this i’m a soppy, wet mess from walking about a block to the store…lol….good old Seattle. :) you guys are too cute and i’ll bet lounging on a blanket soaking up the rays is the perfect way to spend any day!

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    What a fun -and fit- honeymoon!
    Great photos -and even better bike trails!

    Even though I’m a runner, I LOVE road biking!!! I crave the ‘need for speed’ 😉
    I find road biking the funnest, fastest and most furious sport -with cute outfits! 😉

    Enjoy your honeymoon, and can’t wait for part III!

  4. 4

    Looks amazing! And what an awesome packed lunch….can’t ask for more than warm cookies and crisp beautiful apples and doesn’t food just taste so much better when eaten outdoors!Love how you had an active mini getaway, I so wouldn’t be up for the typical lounging either!

  5. 5

    Looks like you had amazing weather! It’s the perfect time of year for a trip to a location like this!

  6. 6

    OMG the scenery is spectacular. The country road picture would look stunning in a frame in someone’s home. I love the quilt, being a quilter myself. Very nice.

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    Adventurer says:

    Good food, fitness, and fun! And the weather cooperated, along with beautiful fall foliage. Doesn’t get better than that.. Thx for sharing!

  8. 10

    Wow wow wow! Your photos are just stunning. I can’t imagine a more picturesque location to soak in the fall. Looks like a wonderful mini moon!

  9. 11

    WOw everything looks so beautiful and peaceful! SO happy for you guys! Thanks for sharing!

  10. 12

    What gorgeous views!! Glad you guys had fun!

  11. 13

    I feel relaxed just reading this! That place looks perfect.

  12. 14

    Beautiful! I’m glad to see Matt finally rocking a bit of UA 😛

  13. 16

    Gorgeous pictures! Glad to see you and Matt got some biking in, too. :)

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    Oh my god, that looks awesome!! Moritz and I -being Mr. and Mrs Buck – are especially thrilled by Buck’s Bar :-)And I want a hot tub with that view, too! Now!!!
    So great, I am happy for you!

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