After a three year search, we found our dream property in Marblemount, Washington.
We purchased the property we named American Alps Ranch in September, 2006 on our 27th wedding anniversary, from our new friends Karla and Larry.
Marblemount is a little town of maybe 250 people in the state of Washington about 35 miles south of the Canadian border. We are bordered by the Cascade River on the south and the Skagit river about 3/4 of a mile away on the west, nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain range at the edge of the North Cascades National Park.
Karla and Larry generously stayed on as caretakers for the school year. After our daughter Megan graduated from high school, we moved here in June, 2007. We love it here. It is quite a change from southern California! We love the fresh, clean air and the beautiful mountains and rivers and all the wildlife we see here.
We have started work on turning this beautiful property into our home and a ranch for lowline cattle. It is quite a challenge, but we are excited about our new adventure.
Many of our friends have asked us to “keep us posted” and “send pictures” so here it is all on our blog. Our children can hardly believe it – technology is not our strong suit! However, we will do our best to keep you up to date with happenings around the ranch and show you pictures. And feel free to let us know when you would like to visit and help with fencing, or digging rocks, or building sheds, or . . .