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Jul 12, 2018 - Monitor WA

The Friday drive from Potlatch to Orofino was a painless journey through the still green wheat and bright yellow canola fields of north central Idaho, then through Moscow and past the University of Idaho – I think their mascot is the Fightin’ Taters – then downhill into Lewiston...and I do mean downhill. U.S. 95 and the Lewiston Grade drops just shy of 2,000 feet in about 4 miles and has 2 (maybe even 3) runaway truck ramps in that distance. So, needless to say, we took it slow. At Lewiston we hung a left onto U.S. 12 – which you can...

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May 16, 2018 - From dry to drier...(Kinda!)

For a year or so we've talked about staying at the Wenatchee River RV Park. It's a small county park located along the Wenatchee River between Leavenworth and Wenatchee, two very different towns. Wenatchee is really more of a city and was named for the nearby Wenatchi Indian tribe. The name is a Sahaptin word that means "river which comes [or whose source is] from canyons" or "robe of the rainbow". Awenatchela means "people at the source [of a river]". The city of Wenatchee shares its name with the Wenatchee River, Lake Wenatchee and the...

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Aug 1, 2016 - Bonners Ferry to Washington

Every day is different and that is good. Today, we left Bonners Ferry, ID thinking we had a 5+ hour trip to our next destination. With many areas of road work on highway 2 which was what we were traveling on, getting through Spokane, and getting lost or at least not taking the right exit in Wenatchee, the trip ended up being more like 8+ hours. We were all ready to unwind when we got here. However, the landscape in Washington was so diverse and interesting that we thoroughly enjoyed the trip. We saw thousands of acres of wheat and more...

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Jul 26, 2012 - Orchards & New Camera

We went for a drive along the Wenatchee River today. The drive was absolutely beautiful. I have been really busy playing with my new camera Vickie and Ed purchased for me from Costco. Thanks a million Vickie & Ed!! It is a Lumix by Panasonic, it is light and easy to aim and shoot, plus it has a great zooming ability with the awesome 20x Full HD zoom. I have been taking close up pictures of a dozen quail in the yard plus all the scenic roads in the area. I have a beautiful area to practice in. Wenatchee is known as the "Apple Capital of...

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