Nelia slept the entire car ride (about 2 hours), which was perfect. When we arrived I went to check-in and the girl asked if we had ever been to Suncadia before (which we hadn't). I told her that it was my husbands 30th birthday gift and my daughter's first vacation. Long story short, she upgraded us for free. It was soooo nice of her! We had a beautiful suite with a kitchen, a living room, a seperate bedroom, and a huge bathroom and a view of the river.
Saturday afternoon we attempted to go fishing with Patrick, but that didn't really work out so instead Nelia and I went back to the room and Patrick went fishing. Nelia took a nap and I relaxed, which was really nice. That evening we decided to order room service instead of trying to go out to dinner. I had a panini sandwich and Patrick had a hamburger and we ordered the chocolate molten cake for dessert. Yum! Amazingly Nelia slept through the night! I was a bit worried because it was pretty noisy at times and we didn't have a white noise machine, but she did an awesome job!
On Sunday we woke up and headed down to the coffee shop in the lodge for breakfast (super yummy scones and coffee). Funny, but gross story- it was really crowded in the coffee shop and while we were waiting for our coffee Nelia let out a burp and spit-up everywhere! It was funny though because several people heard the burp and we all knew what was coming:) Needless to say, it was a bit embarrassing, but we recovered quickly. Enjoyed breakfast and then headed back to the room so Nelia could nap. We wanted to go swimming (they have waterslides too!), but by the time she woke up we didn't have enough time. Next time! So instead we decided to hike down to the river so Patrick could go fishing.
The hike was about a mile. We took Nelia in her jogging stroller, which worked out really well. It was definitely stroller off-roading:) There were a few areas on the trail that were really rocky so Patrick took her car seat out and just carried her. We got down to the river and Patrick fished while Nelia and I hung out in the sun. We stayed for about an hour before hiking back to the car. We drove into Roslyn and had lunch at Village Pizza, which was really yummy before heading home.
Overall, it was a wonderful first family vacation. I can't wait for many more to come!
The Suncadia Lodge
The view from our room - the Cle Elum River
Hanging out by the river