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Jun 12, 2019 - A trip to Wenatchee, WA

Wenatchee, WA. A short trip June 4 thru 11. 2019 Julie and I took a quick trip down to Washington state in order to attend a model airplane event being held in Wenatchee. We budgeted a little extra time to visit the Seattle area, my brother and nephews. We left Anchorage at 8AM , June 4th, arrived in Seattle 3 hours later and were in our rental car headed to Lynnwood, WA by noon. Lynwood is nicely situated between nephews Joe and John and brother Gary’s residence. The clan gathered at the home of Joe, his wife Erica and young son William...

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Oct 2, 2018 - 2 day of journey Lincoln Rock Wenatchee

We went to visit Ohme gardens. No dogs allowed so we went back to the campgrounds and explored it a bit. Went along the water. Learned it’s called Lincoln Rock because a ship captain sailing on the Columbia river thought the rock formation looked like Abe Lincoln. Picture of dad and Brady with the rock formation to the left between the trees. The campground is a beautiful park sanctuary in it's self. Made burgers for dinner. The camp grounds are beautiful and have lots of squirrels (which drove Brady crazy) every time we went for a walk...

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May 20, 2018 - Ohme Gardens

Ok, we are self admitted plant/garden snobs but we came to it honestly with considerable horticultural accomplishments. So this review of Ohme Gardens is a bit opinionated! However, one has to give credit where credit is due. In 1929 Herman Ohme purchased 40 acres of land for an orchard. Included was a craggy, dry, desolate, rock-strewn bluff with a breathtaking view of the snow-capped Cascade Mountains and the shimmering Columbia River valley. Herman and his new bride, Ruth, loved to stand on the bluff and dream of flourishing alpine...

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Oct 25, 2016 - Lincoln Rock State Park,WA

Arrived at Lincoln Rock State Park just 6 km north of Wenatchee. The drive was uneventful thank heavens. We listened to a book called " The Art of Racing in the Rain". It is a great book for those who love dogs. It is dry and warm here so we went for a short walk and now we are having a glass of fabulous red wine ( Karmere - Empress Daisy Zinfandel ) from Amador County, outside at our picnic table. It is a new favourite wine. So sad we cannot buy it anywhere except for Plymouth. We had to drink this bottle because we have 3 bottles of...

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Sep 6, 2015 - Wenatchee, WA - Wenatchee Confluence State Park

We headed off to Wenatchee on Hwy 2 east at 10 am. Wenatchee is the apple capital of Washington State, about 14 mile southeast of Leavenworth. A short 30 minute drive. We stopped at one of many orchard farm stands where I picked up some pears, apples, a white peach, and a package of Aplets & Cotlets. Then it was off to the breakfast at the Weeds Café in Cashmere…a very tasty stop…everything is made to order. The floor in this café was made with pennies…cool! Cashmere is also the manufacturing town of Aplet & Cotlets, tasty morsels of fruit...

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Jan 11, 2014 - Legion College Staff Meeting

I drove to Wenatchee today to meet with the staff of the Department Legion College. This is a program to train our leaders. I had asked the staff to change and freshen up the course, so I got to see the fruits of their labors. It looks good. They worked until about 8 PM. We then checked in to a hotel, ate dinner and crashed. Tomorrow, it's back home.

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Aug 7, 2012 - Kiss A Pig Cache :-)

We started our geocaching this morning in the town of Cashmere, WA. We had to find the BBQ Restaurant with a huge pig in the front, we had to take a picture of one of us kissing the pig. I am glad I am always the photographer. :-) Our next geocache was located in the Riverfront Park in Wenatchee. This time, we had to find a huge foot called "Ped" and tickle the toes and take another picture. :-) I like the way this local geocacher thinks, he sends you to beautiful places and you only have to take a picture to get the cache. Jerry tickled...

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Aug 6, 2012 - Rocky Reach Dam

We are in Wenatchee, WA touring the incredible Rocky Reach Dam. When we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised with the beautiful gardens and picnic area. The layout around the dam is outstanding, it even has a huge American flag made of flowers that was awesome. Our first stop was at the Rocky Reach Visitor Center. They have a tour of the facility with a museum, a cafe, balconies that offer panoramic views of the dam and grounds, the juvenile fish bypass system, the reservoir (Lake Entiat) and the Columbia River. The project is on the...

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Jul 29, 2012 - Ohme Gardens

We are in Wenatchee, WA. The city of Wenathee is crowned the "Apple Capital of the World." It is the home of world famous apples and wine grapes. As you arrive in the valley, you pass miles and miles of lush orchards - apples, pear and cherry growing along the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia Rivers. One of the best viewing places to view the river valley and the mountains is Ohme Gardens. This is one of the most unusual gardens we have visited. It is high up on the top of a mountain bluff. It has awesome pools and waterfalls, not a...

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Oct 8, 2011 - Day #31, 10-8-11

Day #31, 10-8-11 I wanted to get an early start this morning so I set the alarm for 7am, yes an alarm when you are on vacation. We had a light breakfast and broke camp at around 8:45am. It was foggy outside when I first got up and the windshield was frosted up when I raised the front shade. It was down into the 40’s overnight and 54 degrees when we pulled out. We passed through town (Ellensburg) and stopped at a fruit stand alongside the road on the way out. Barb bought 2 bags of apples (just picked yesterday). She bought Honey Crisp’s and...

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Aug 24, 2011 - Diamond in the rough

We have found a very neat place in Washington called Wenatchee. Beautiful scenery on the Columbia River, lots to do and easy to get around. There are about 29,000 people who live here so they have all the services and the town is wealthy. The historic downtown area has real shops and no empty stores. The county campground we are in is beautiful and cost a great deal of money to build and maintain. Yesterday after arriving we spent a good deal of time at the riverfront park picnicking and walking on the paved path. We then went to a great...

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Jul 10, 2011 - To Wenatchee, WA

A short drive today will take us to Wenatchee, WA and the Apple Capital of the World. This area is known for its many orchards and the abundance of fresh fruit. We were lucky enough to arrive at the peak of cherry season and enjoyed visiting different farm stands along the road to get our fresh fruit.

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