One week in the life of a Walla Walla Innkeeper

Life is never dull in Walla Walla but last week was particularly fun.  It began on Saturday with Fort Walla Walla Days.  The Fort is always open and full of history but on this special weekend, the cannons from the Civil War were firing and the enactment soldiers were “living the history”.

Tuesday afternoon, I attended our recently formed Walla Walla Sweets Baseball team play the Wenatchee Applesox. Of course, an afternoon at the ballpark would not be complete without a hot dog from Jacobi’s concession stand.

On Thursday evening, we packed a picnic and drove five miles west to Blue Mountain Lavender Farm.  Karen, the owner and lovely hostess, served us lavender lemonade after we picked our bundle of lavender and sat in the beauty of the lavender field and had our picnic.  Then, we did a little shopping at her fabulous gift shop.

On Friday evening, The Kirkman House, our local heritage museum, sponsored a volunteer appreciation at the Walla Walla Foundry, which specializes in casting contemporary fine art in bronze, silver and aluminum.  The food and wine were wonderful and being in the “art garden” on the beautiful spring night was very special.

Busy as I was I still had time to ride my bike downtown twice to enjoy an ice cream at Bright’s Candies shop on Main Street.  Coming to Walla Walla can be an EVENT filled time so hopefully you can plan for more than just two days.  The Walla Walla B&B’s will be happy to get you in touch with all the local happenings.

-Penny Bingham, The Maxwell House

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