After leaving Surrey we headed south and east to Wenatchee, Washington. The skies were a bit overcast and foggy, but nonetheless still created a feeling of peacefulness.
As I said before we have not travelled this area. Although we were looking forward to new places, we were not prepared for the beauty of the area! We were primarily on Hiway 2. It climbed and winds through old towns, still vibrant with life and community, as well as coulees and farmland; all along offering a peek into the beauty of fall and what it presents.
The region is known as the apple capital of Washington, and production was at maximum while we visited. Miles and miles of orchards that offered apples, peaches, nectarines and pears were being harvested. I kid you not when I say it even smelled like apples.
The trees, row on row, are heavy with the fruit.
We stayed at Lincoln Rock State Park. This park needs to be visited again. Not only were the campsites roomy and serviced, but they also offer boat mooring, an enormous playground and access to many walking trails. The trees were a mix of oak, maple and poplar, as well as others I didn't recognize. The show of colors almost decadent. Especially when right out your back window.
We took the opportunity to tour along theColumbia River as well as the shores of Roosevelt Lake.
Wednesday morning we headed off to a new destination. Farragut State Park just north of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Our readers will know this is an old favorite of ours. We spent our day here just wandering the area, and I must admit shopping.
It has been a quiet little break as we did not set up our US phones and hence did not have wifi and phone service 24/7. That allowed is a few more games of Yahtzee and a few visits to Statbucks for wifi.
Today we are headed home but first a night with Pat and Walter just south of Calgary. We always enjoy those stops.
If you don't hear from us for a while no alarms. We have a busy week when we return home!
Enjoy these days of fall, and check in soon.