Thursday, June 13, 2013

Day 2 East of the Cascades

I'm so glad that many of you are enjoying the pictures.    We spent the first night in Winthrop.  It is a kind of little Western town, wooden sidewalks and all.  We stayed at the Band B below. We got up early and started down the Eastern side of the mountains.  This side is so different from the Western side.  This is largely true because the moisture from the Pacific is kept on the Western side of the mountains thus, we are wet and the other side is very dry.  I love all our huge trees and green so I know I live on the right side for me.  However, they do say they have 300days of sunshine over there! I guess that means that when I get a bit tired of the gloom, I need to have a short trip over there!

A nice and very clean little B and B.

There were deer all over the place.  Gardens had 10 foot fences.

Sunset over the mountains.

We are now in a little town called Twisp.  This was the sign over a restaurant.  We opted for a treat at a cute bakery called Cinnamon Twisp.

I thought this was a very funny way to advertise!

This whole area was full of orchards and vineyards.  Next fall, I think we need to go on a wine tasting trip!!

Apple trees everywhere!

This is the mighty Columbia River.  It empties into the Pacific near one of my favorite towns, Astoria, Oregon. You can see the patches of green.  The rest of the hills(where there is no irrigation) were brown and it is only June.

One of the best surprises of this trip was Lake Chelan.  It is quite a resort town for Seattle so I expected lots of tee-shirt shops. Actually the town was delightful and the lake just a beautiful shade of blue.

All the cross walks had mini gardens.

You could see the bottom very easily.
After leaving Chelan we went to Leavenworth to spend the night.  I'll show you the trip back home tomorrow. Thanks again for joining me!


  1. Gorgeous! Thanks for taking me along on this trip!

  2. How interesting to learn about the different weather patterns on the two sides of the mountain, Barb! That lake looks so pretty--never knew a lake could be that blue! Thanks for being our tour guide :)

  3. Great, great pics.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Great photos again ! Looks like such a nice peaceful trip ! Have a great weekend:)

  5. Those pictures are just gorgeous! The blue color on that lake is wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

  6. I love your photos.It is lovely to see such beautiful places through someone elses travels:)

  7. ohhh the colour of that water is fantastic .. and glad to hear you are enjoying your trip ... I can see why :) love mouse xxxxx

  8. What a pretty town, and beautiful blue green water!