30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 8

Last year we decided to rent a room at a B&B in a remote area of Washington. Just get out of town for the weekend, do some hiking and cut off the technology. As we were packing up the car to leave, the owners of the B&B called to say they had an opportunity to rent their entire place to a tour group from Dubai, if only we would relinquish our room reservation. Everything was booked solid that weekend, so the kind woman suggested we stay at their friends place down the road. We thought it was another B&B but when we arrived, it was clear it was just the home of an older couple, and they were gracious enough to open one of their rooms for us. Reluctantly we stayed.

The home had been recently built by the couple; nestled into a giant rocky hill. There wasn't much to do there once the sunset, so we bought a bottle of wine and sat around the dining table talking about life with our hosts. When I woke up in the morning and looked out my window, this was my view.

So we didn't have the weekend we expected, but I think in the end it was much more interesting.