Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Cashmere, Washington, United States

Aug 14, 2015 - One Heck of a Day

Today will go down in our records as one of the weirdest, scariest, and longest ever. We feel like we have been on a roller coaster all day. -- We enjoyed yesterday afternoon at the KOA in Winthrop. The park filled up with families in tents. They were everywhere. We had several large groups right in front of us. One of the great things about RVing is being able to sit back and watch others try to set up their camp. Tenters are a special breed. They have to pack everything up into the car or truck, then unpack when they get to the park, set...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Pretty Damn Nice!

Aug 13, 2013 - Cashmere, Leavenworth & Lake Chelan,Wa

We spent are first day in this area visiting a rather nice "Bavarian Village" Leavenworth is located about 125 miles east of Seattle, on the eastern side of the Cascades. The Bavarian Village was created to attract tourist, and it worked big. About two million people annually visit this very nicely done spot. Our second day we rented a ski boat and did our own tour of 55 mile long Lake Chelan. the largest natural lake in Washington. At 1486 feet it is the third deepest lake in the country and the 26th in the world. We got to see the entire...

Jump to full entry

Aug 13, 2013 - Cashmere, Washington

We spent three days in Cashmere, Washington. On the day we arrived we all went down and checked out the local Barbecue place. The next day, all of us headed up the road to Leavenworth, a city that reinvented itself as a Bavarian Village in the 1960’s. Additional info on Leavenworth is included at the bottom. The guys wandered around while the women shopped and checked out the local wine tasting. Our lunch was only so – so. The following day four of us drove to Chelan where we picked up a rental Boat for a trip up Chelan Lake and back. Lake...

Jump to full entry

Sep 3, 2012 - Reinventing a Town

As we travel throughout the west, we’ve seen the impact the railroad has had on a town’s economy – both when rail lines are built through a town and, sometimes, when a rail line is abandoned or re-routed. The small town of Leavenworth, which is about 20 miles west of Wenatchee, has had both experiences. When the railroad was built through the town in the late 1800s, it was boom time. Then, in the early 1900s, the railroad decided to relocate operations to Wenatchee. All of the railroad employees left, then the sawmill that depended upon...

Jump to full entry

Aug 28, 2012 - On the Move Again

After a two month stay on the Olympic Peninsula, we’re on the move again – Yippie! We are now in eastern Washington in a small, predominately agricultural town called Cashmere. Unlike western Washington, which is characterized by a marine (e.g., wet) climate, eastern Washington is desert – dry and hot. However, the weather-guessers predicted a break from the recent 100 degree temperatures in this area. Let’s hope their predictions are correct! Cashmere sits on the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountains. The Wenatchee River runs right...

Jump to full entry

Aug 12, 2012 - Chelan County Expo

We will be leaving this beautiful area in the morning. We have enjoyed our three weeks at the Chelan County Fairgrounds and highly recommend it to others. It's mostly just a huge grassy parking area with 300 full hook-ups. We almost had the place to ourselves, with only 3 other campers, except for the weekends when a few more showed up. The cost was $18 a day, that is the Good Sam rate. It is centrally located for all the places we wanted to visit in the area, about 10 miles from Leavenworth, close to great shopping in Wenatchee, WA and...

Jump to full entry

Aug 2, 2012 - Aplets & Cotlets

We are in the little town of Cashmere, WA. We are taking a tour of the Aplets & Cotlets Candy Store owned by Liberty Orchards. Liberty Orchards was founded by two enterprising Armenian immigrants who settled in the little town of Cashmere, located in the heart of the Washington State orchard country. In 1920 they created Aplets, made with apples and walnuts grown in local orchards. That original idea has expanded to the full line of fruit-and-nut candies and fine food gifts that you'll find at LibertyOrchards.com. We totally enjoyed...

Jump to full entry

Jul 22, 2012 - Cashmere, WA

Today was a travel day from Poulsbo, WA to Cashmere, WA, about 210 miles. The drive took us through miles of apple orchards and the beautiful Cascade Mountains. We are parked at the local fairgrounds with full hook ups for only $18 a night, Good Sam rates. We almost have the whole campground to ourselves, there are about 4 others on the back row, we chose the front row on the end where I set up all my bird feeders. I love the end sites so I can watch birds with binoculars without having anyone think I am watching them. :-) We have a lot of...

Jump to full entry

Jun 13, 2012 - Cashmere, Washington

6/13 – 6/16 In 153 miles (US12, US395, SR17, I-90, SR281, SR28, US2) we arrived at the county fairgrounds in Cashmere, Washington. There we were joined again by David and Dianne to attend the Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival. Also at the festival were Larry and Barb Seiger who we know from our winter stay at Casa Grande. This was another good festival, the bands included The Callenders, Runaway Train, Prairie Flyer, John Reischman and the Jaybirds, Kenny and Amanda Smith Band, The Chapmans, 32th Street Band and Kevin Pace and the Early...

Jump to full entry


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com