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Love is War: what to do around town after you get your pictures taken

The response so far to our first ever public farm charity event has been really exciting and inspiring to us. We would LOVE to sell out our first ever event so please continue to share the news with your friends that they can get professional family pictures taken this weekend for just $50 for 30 minute sessions!

We figured since a lot of folks will be joining us from outside the plateau community this weekend, we would let you all in one some of the best places around to visit while you are here. Besides the beautiful views of fields and Mt. Rainier that will greet you on your drive in to town, there is a lot going on in town this weekend for you to check out!

This view alone is worth living "way" out here!
This view alone is worth living “way” out here!

In Buckley

  • Buckley has a very nice paved 1.5 mile loop walking trail and a big city park with a playground. You will drive right past the parking area and trail head when you come to the farm. After you play on the farm, or while you are waiting for your time slot to begin, you can stop here to tire out your little ones!
  • Wally’s old fashioned drive in restaurant is right on 410 on your way to the farm. Here food is still delivered to your car (though inside seating also available.) Great milkshakes and a fun, 1950’s nostalgic place to see!

Enumclaw- the town right before you get to Buckley, about 5 miles away from the farm

  • Farm and Frills antique show is happening this Saturday from  9-4 pm at the fairgrounds. It will have lots of antiques and vintage vendors as well as a vintage car and trailer show.
  • The Mint– this historic restaurant is a favorite of ours. They carry a fantastic array of beers on tap for the grown ups but are also really nice about accommodating families. With a focus on fresh local ingredients whose suppliers are listed as soon as you walk in the doors, this restaurant’s chef delivers food you might expect from a more urban location, way out here in the country.
  • Kelly’s Mercantile– coffee, ice cream, wine bar and full restaurant with fresh, organic ingredients, gluten free and vegetarian options. I bring my baby here a lot! They also have live music on weekends and will definitely have music this weekend for the wine walk.
  • Sweet Necessities– awesome espresso, Snoqualmie Creamery ice cream, and made in house confectionary with delicious salted caramels, there are also a few tables outside where you can sit and enjoy the sun.
  • Oh Baby– children’s and women’s consignment store with great prices (much lower than eastside or Seattle pricing!)
  • Enumclaw wine walk– buy a $30 ticket to do wine tasting in the stores downtown as you stroll, shop, and taste your way through Enumclaw
  • The Kettle, the Kitchen, and the Krane Corner can be found on bing or yelp and are all down-home style local breakfast spots

A little further away but still en route

  • Flaming Geyser state park– beautiful park along the river with lots of short little trails. Enjoy the forecasted 75 degree weather in nature!
  • Black Diamond Mining museum and train– museum entry is free, and kids love to climb on the train cars and see the old jail cell. the museum tells the story of how Black Diamond (our hometown!) was at one time the biggest city in Washington due to coal mining and the railroad.
  • Black Diamond bakery- a few stores down from the museum is one of the state’s oldest bakeries with yummy doughnuts and breads.

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