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Winter Solstice Bus Trip to Leavenworth
Saturday, 12/17, 2016

Join with friends for this fun filled journey embracing the longest night of the year. Colette Hoff will be our guide for the experience. She welcomes your interest and questions.

Who is Invited?
All are welcome! Children, teens, adults and seniors will have a variety of activities to choose from and enjoy, snow play, shopping, a traditional sleigh ride and ranch dinner, and quiet moments to celebrate the solstice. Share this treat with family and friends and make new ones along the way.

What To Bring
Be sure to wear warm layers of clothes and bring lunch, snacks, and libations for enjoying and sharing. We encourage you to bring sleds and skis, inner tubes and other snow play equipment.

Schedule for the Day

  • We board a heated, chartered bus at 8:00 am, and travel through snow-laden forests, craggy mountains, icicled streams, over Snoqualmie and Blewett Pass to the beautiful Bavarian Christmas village — Leavenworth.
  • We stop for sledding and snow play or walks in the woods at Blewett Pass(check out travel conditions here).
  • After lunch aboard the bus, we stop in Leavenworth for the lights, shopping, enjoying a warm fire with local musicians playing in the square and more!

  • At the Eagle Creek Ranch, just outside of Leavenworth, we take a horse-drawn sleigh ride, returning to their lodge for dinner, before re-boarding the bus.
  • We stop at Blewett Pass and have a brief candlelight solstice ritual and join in hope for peace and light.
  • Lastly, we re-board our bus for the journey home; arriving back at the Eastgate Park and Ride lot around 10:00 pm.

The cost for this event includes transportation, snow play, sleigh ride, and a hearty dinner:

$90 – Adults (18 and older)
$75 - Children (13 to 18)
$55 - Children (3 to 12)
Children under 2 free

Register Today:
A $30 registration fee is required to hold your seat must accompany your registration. The deposit is not refundable after December 14.

Register on-line below.

Or, fill out this registration form, and mail the completed registration form with your deposit to:

Colette Hoff
Box # 312
Tahuya, WA 98588

Please make checks payable to "The Goodenough Community."

For more information or to register by phone, please call Elizabeth Jarrett-Jefferson at 206-313-9803, or email her at

Cancellation Due to Weather
In the event of pass closure, we’ll go to Sahale Learning Center on the Hood Canal for games, music, feasting and fun!




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