Last weekend we took a quick getaway trip to Walla Walla in search of sun and warmth; instead, we found cloud and wind. We had heard a lot about Walla Walla recently as an up and coming destination, and we wanted to check it out. The town has definitely been influenced by the influx of wineries in the valley. There are lots of Bed and Breakfasts and a really cool renovated downtown hotel, called the Marcus Whitman. We enjoyed a self-guided stroll past turn of the century homes under a canopy of wonderful shade trees. The downtown shops are starting to come, but still have a ways to go. We explored the Whitman Mission grounds and some of the history of this unique town. We would give the place a four out of five stars as a getaway destination.