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Road Trip Through the Cascades

June 25, 2022

Me and Bobby in Leavenworth, WA

Went shopping downtown; discovered an incredible watercolor artist in the square; lugged a heavy box of 12 bottles of my favorite salad dressing all over town; introduced Bobby to the best antique store on the planet; got free Aplets & Cotlets at the flagship store from a really nice man who let us in 37 minutes after they were closed; played Skip-Bo, Play Nine, and Bill’s Game back at the condo because we are party animals 😏; and generally continued our weekend of shenanigans.

About Marie de Haan

Marie is a gifted pianist, playing since the age of nine. As a teenager, she composed mainly instrumental piano music. She released her powerful debut single, “I Am Broken,” on October 22, 2020, a song whose creation drew heavily upon the trauma she endured as a victim of childhood sexual abuse. Marie held a benefit concert on September 10, 2021, in Skagit County. A portion of the proceeds went to CrossRoads Youth Ranch; this local organization—through equine therapy—empowers “at-risk and sexually exploited youth to heal, grow, and thrive.” She has continued to write music: Christian, folk, and country. Marie loves hiking, gardening, and photography. The Pacific Northwest—where she lives with her husband—is the backdrop for her favorite activities.