Bob and Shirley's Great Adventure 2011-12 travel blog

First glimps of Mt. Ranier

Traveling in the mountains again

Downtown Wenatchee

Columbia River at riverfront park

Many statues in the park

Gosh, we feel like we are on top of the world

What a neat miniture railway running through the park

The county campground

Pretty nice

Just $24

We met some nice people who have restored this great VW Westfaila...

Here they are...Ken & Polly

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 history and culture museum in town. The highlights were watching how apples were processed as late as the early 60's. There is a machine that actually catapults the apples based on weight into canvas slings. There people would take the apples wrap them and put them in boxes. They also had a Wurlitzer organ that has been in use since 1913. They played it for us and it was amazing all the sounds it could make. Today to the Rocky Reach Dam, the apple visitor's center and then to a Bavarian town of Leavenworth. Getting together for nearly a month with our college BF'er buddies Don and Jeanne tomorrow. Enjoy the pics.

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