This Throwback Thursday is inspired by a recent trip to Bend, Oregon. Bend is one of the prettiest places you can imagine.
I had an amazing time camping and hanging out with my fantastic friends. We hung out on the water, I got even more burnt that I had been a few weeks earlier from Shasta, and even witnessed a Brewski event on Mt. Bachelor.
One of my favorite parts was the second night when we all sat around the campfire and played Mafia. I hope you don't mind my bragging, but I won two of the four games. For some reason, this mysterious game of Mafia reminded me of one of my favorite books, The Westing Game.
I would quite literally read The Westing Game multiple times per week as a child. I loved the mystery and the tiny little webs that Ellen Raskin weaves together. The hints and clues and red herrings are so fascinating and intriguing and I absolutely LOVE the way that Raskin constructs her plot. Wow. It is a masterpiece. So if you haven't read The Westing Game before, you should get your hands on it ASAP!