Ella here! Something you need to know about me is that I may have 0 percent body fat, but I love snow.
OK, maybe not quite as much as Mom loves snow.
(They call her Lunatic for a reason, and I’ll give you a hint: It has nothing to do with her surname.)
So when Mom and Dad told me we were headed to Washington for a week smack in the middle of the winter, I packed my snowshoes and stuffed monkey and was ready to roll!
Plus, you may have noticed that I really love planes.
I mean, who doesn’t love flying? So comfortable! So much leg room! The other passengers are all so charming! It’s pretty swell if you ask me.
You know what I don’t love? Cars. So being on a plane for six hours and then a car for another six, well, that part wasn’t awesome. But they tell me the views were worth it. I wouldn’t know as I didn’t look out the window once.
However, once that white fluffy stuff started dusting the ground, we pulled over and I made it my kingdom.
Just call me Ella van Luna, queen of the dire wolves, protector of plebeians, slayer of white walkers.
Of course, the best part came when we arrived at my castle for the week: the mountain home of my good pals, the NVR Guys. Have y’all met them? If not, you really need to make that a priority.
Their home is in a magical forest near the Valley with room to romp and plenty of squirrels and turkeys to chase.
Mom wouldn’t let me stay out long without my sweater—and I really hate my sweater, guys—as it got down to -3 degrees and I’m of slight build and thin blood. So we did take some short hikes until my fur was frozen over and I was sent indoors.
Mom’s always ruining all my fun.
Y’all, Washington is the bee’s knees. Why doesn’t everybody winter here? I know personally I’m looking into real estate in Mazama (just gotta get a job first, I s’pose…).
On our way back to Seattle, we stayed at a Hotel Monaco—a first for me—and it was paw-sitively pawsome! They love the nation within over there at the Kimpton brands, and I love them for that. Can’t think of a better way to end a killer vacation, can you?