Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cascade Loop/Methow Valley to Leavenworth

Woke to 43 degree temperature and the inside of the tent was wet from our breathing. We drove into town and sat in the car drinking hot coffee, sharing a fritter & muffin and running the heater to get warm. Back at the state park the sun had dried out the tent & we broke camp.

We drove down the east side of the Cascades along the Methow River. The valley is beautiful with lots of farmland & orchards.

We stopped for a cache at the site of an Earthquake but didn't find anything except this interest point in history. 

At the town of Pateros the river joins the Columbia River. We stopped for lunch and a couple of caches.

At  Celan it was in the 90's and now we were too hot. Stopped at a thrift store for Donna to get a new outfit. Shorts & a tank top. We drove along this beautiful lake. It is park of the National Park. Very long.

We drove through Leavenworth. It was jammed with people and still hot. We opted to go to the Thousand Trails and tried to rent a cabin or trailer. The park was jammed so we again set up the campsite. Our neighbors camper was interesting. Never saw a two story tent before. We took long hot showers and headed back to Leavenworth. 

Bob treated us to a horse & carriage ride to see the town. Found a place to eat some German food. It wasn't like mama used to make. But the ice cream cone was delicious and we sat and listened to music at the gazebo. 

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