Monday, August 17, 2015

Road trip to Kent, Washington.

Thursday morning John, Aunt Eloise and I got up early and hit the road for Kent, Washington to visit more relatives.  We stopped for lunch in Post Falls, Idaho and ate at a place called The Old European Restaurant.  Aunt Eloise decided to try the Danish Blueberry Aebelskivers.   We had never heard of them so our server also brought out some Sausage and Havarti Cheese Aebelskivers for us to share. The dough was light and fluffy inside.  They were delicious.  I would definitely eat them again.

This is what they look like.  The server told us they are cooked on top of a stove in a special cast iron skillet. 

We arrived late Thursday night and were very tired.  After visiting with Aunt Karen for a little while we were off to bed.   We slept late the next morning and went to The Krain Korner Inn, which is the family restaurant owned by John's late Uncle Glenn and Aunt Karen Hatch.  A unique place to eat and visit. 

While in Kent John got to see two of his cousins he hasn't seen in around twenty years. 

John, Andy Hatch and Ian Hatch.

Aunt Karen and Ian.

Aunt Eloise and Ian's wife Maria.
Ian and his little boy Glenn.

Kent has had a dry spell so the grass in most areas has started to turn brown.  On Friday morning we woke up to rain.  They were so glad for the rain.  It lasted all day. 

Yesterday we were up early and ready for our long journey back to Kalispell.  We rode through the little town of Leavenworth, WA.   The whole town was decked out with a Barvarian theme. 

The scenery along the way was beautiful.  At one point we were high enough to see the clouds.

We enjoyed our trip and send a huge thank you to Aunt Karen for her hospitality.  It was good to see everyone. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 


  1. Beautiful scenery for a road trip to visit with family members.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. I used to make aebelskivers from scratch from a recipe handed down from my ancestors. The special pan was handed down too. We used to stuff them with cooked prunes, and sprinkle powdered sugar on them. I loved them.