Posts Tagged With: wenatchee


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The dry plains of Eastern Washington give way to the Cascades. Therein lies the cause of this dry area. The rains hit the mountains and drop most of the rain on the west side of the peaks leaving little for the East.DSC01164 (Copy)

There is beauty here. We will eventually climb up over 4,000 feet.

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Midway, sits the small town of Douglas.

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We take a rest stop here and I see my first ever bright, purple rood. I like it!

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This old ad has been repainted on an old barn. I like it, too.

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Once over the summit, it is down,down,down on curves and hairpin switchbacks.

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Of course Jim does the driving so I get to enjoy the scenery and it is a beautiful drive, this Highway 2.

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Below us is Wenatchee. The apple capital of the world. Their Washington Apple Commission Visitor Center was closed on Saturdays. The area is the biggest city in the county, the county seat, and part of the power buckle, referring to dams above and below Wenatchee. It is named after the Sahatpin Indian tribe. Wenatchee means – at the source of the river-. They grow and ship pears, cherries, and apples. We saw signs for Pickers Wanted, Por Favor.

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Jim made an appointment to have the vehicles serviced at Anglers Auto Service.. Across from Anglers is Dustys Used Cars. His sign is hard to miss.

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We ate lunch, and read while the work was done. I have a friend, Pam Rousey,  who was raised here, if memory serves me. I remember a lovely little circus we saw while camped at a Thousand Trails that was from Wenatchee.  Pretty country, great river and we had cool weather with a constant breeze.

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We moved on to nearby Cashmere. The old part of town is preserved and attracts tourists who enjoy the shops and atmosphere.

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Cashmere’s  large complex of a museum and pioneer village was open. The mastodons roamed this part of the country. The Indian artifacts part of the museum was off-limits to cameras. Part of the collection was donated by a local collector. The rest came from the Department of the Interior. Well worth a visit. The Indian History is well done with pictures of the various personalities that imprinted this land.

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An item I’ve never seen is this Indian throwing stick. Kind of tricky to figure out how it worked from in front of the glass case.

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I’m ever picking up pretty rocks and boy do they have them. About four cases of them one with beautiful petrified wood.

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Some great western paintings by Walter Graham.DSC01267 (Copy)


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A room full of stuffed birds. What was engaging about the exhibit is the explanations and drawings of how the feathers work to accomplish, flight, gliding as in the raptors diorama, the upward movement as opposed to the downward movements,etc. Interesting.

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In the community exhibits, another item I’d never seen before. A bank’s timed lock and alarm. DSC01272 (Copy)

The Pioneer Village was made up entirely of log buildings. All are furnished though you can only see the insides through wired barriers. About 30 buildings, all were moved to the site. Nicely done, except for the wire barriers. But,then the buildings were smaller than other villages like this we’ve seen.DSC01300 (Copy)

It was interesting to me to see the various modes of log construction. This building was a two-story hotel.

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The upstairs held three beds, but only two were open to a photo through the wire. All in all, an enjoyable visit.

We camped at an American Legion  next to an apple packing plant. The enormous boxes of apples being trucked to…?  Maybe a train car?  The Legion  wasn’t open.

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Cashmere, Washington

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 69 miles from Coulee City to Cashmere, Washington.

We continued traveling along U.S.Highway 2 West.

The traffic continued light along Highway 2…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…




When we came to the Columbia River, we turned south towards Wenatchee, Washington, the apple capital of the world. The Washington Apple Commission Visitors Center is closed on the weekend so we missed it…


In Wenatchee both the motorhome and Bronco got an oil change…


Only a 12 miles away we stopped at the Cashmere Museum which has a no photography rule. It looked like a nice museum, but since I could do no photography I had little interest in it. I decided that in the future I will no longer patronize places that do not allow photography since that is my primary enjoyment of a place. The below photos were taken either in the gift shop or outside…














We parked overnight behind American Legion Post #64 in Cashmere…


Here’s the usual dinette window photo…


Yesterday was a sunny/cloudy day. High temperature for the day was 76 degrees.

Forecast high temperature for today is 63 degrees and sunny.

We’ll continue our westward travel later this morning.

Enjoying friendly American Legion Posts is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
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The Biggest Little Circus In The World…

is what they call themselves. In their 59th season they are also known as the Wenatchee ( a city in Washington State where they maintain their headquarters) Youth Circus…and this weekend they performed three shows here at our current camping spot at Thousand trails RV Resort in Bow, Washington.

The troupe consists of about 50 members ranging in age from 3 to 18. Their season runs from late May to early September. Yesterday Mary and I with about 250 others watched their final performance for the season under a brilliant sunny day with an afternoon temperature of 79 degrees.

I took lots of photos…but unfortunately our seats had us facing west looking…more or less…directly in the direction of the afternoon sun…so photography was very difficult at best. Here are four photos…

On the way to the circus I spotted the top of Mount Baker in the distance…

The circus area…

The circus truck…

Finally here’s Mary with two of the performers…the girl is only eight years old…

Because the sun made photography so very difficult…plus I had to stay in my seat which also restricted my photography efforts…instead I’m going to give you a link below from the Memorial Day Weekend at another Thousand Trails location here in Washington. By clicking on this link you will get a much closer-up view of the performers…

I hope you enjoyed the photos. The young people were really great!

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
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