Dan and I left Sunday moring for a daytrip to the town of Winthrop in the Methow Valley - 4 hours northeast of Seattle. We stayed at the River's Edge Inn. I highly recommend this place. It was nice to "get out of dodge" for the day.
By the way - if you live in the Seattle area and ever thought of stopping at the outlet mall near the Tulalip Casino, keep on driving by. We've considered stopping many times and finally gave it a try today. Very disappointing.