|Mountain view around Leavenworth|
Bright blue skies, rivers flowing, colorful trees and all of the apples and grapes are ready for picking!
|Traveling along the big Columbia River|
We are surrounded by the Columbia, Yakima, Snake, and the Wenatchee. Amazing.
Perfect time for a road trip to Leavenworth!
|Monument along the Columbia|
|Bavarian Lodge - great place!|
|Looks like Germany!|
They are famous for the Christmas festivals and Octoberfest - which we just missed - oh well.
|Danette and Phil relaxing in Leavenworth|
We were only there one night, but we had a great time.
|George and Pam - what sweet friends!|
We stayed at the Bavarian Lodge, right downtown.
|Love the painted buildings|
|Beautiful Danette and Pam|
|Morning stroll along the Wenatchee|
We didn't buy much, but it was fun to check out all of the cute shops and eat some German sausages.
|The Band warming up|
But, one night was enough.
Unless you just want to sit back and relax and enjoy the view - which is just fine!
|What a view|
We enjoyed a very brisk (cold) walk down to see the Wenatchee River - what a pretty view.
And then started our road trip back - back roads again - of course.
|The Brick Saloon|
First stop - the Brick Saloon in Roslyn - established in 1889.
Washington's oldest operating saloon - too bad it was closed!
|Cool old General Store|
Rosyln is where the TV show Northern Exposure was filmed.
|Art in Roslyn|
We also checked out the Swiftwater Cellars Winery at Suncadia Resort - it was closed.
And the Bale Breaker Taproom in Moxee - it was closed too - oh well!
|Hops, Hops, and more Hops!|
But, it was a wonderful drive thru the Yakima Valley.
Which contains approximately 75 percent of the total United States hop acreage. Good to know!
|Traveling along the Yakima River|
We finished our road trip along the Yakima River Canyon Scenic Byway.
|The colors of fall|
Lots of guys floating along the shallows with their fishing poles.
|Glad the Sno-Cat wasn't needed|
It really was a wonderful weekend with friends and family.
So happy that we got to experience it all!
|Strolling around Leavenworth|
|Totem in Roslyn|