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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Wenatchee River Co. Park and Leavenworth, Wa.

September, 12, 2011 Wallace Idaho to Wenatchee River Co. Park.

We got going by 9:00 having enjoyed our short stay in the historic town of Wallace Idaho. We had just over 250 miles to travel to Wenatchee River Co. Park (WRCP) in Monitor Washington. This would be another stop on our way to the Washington coast with Paul and Paula.
The drive through eastern Washington was less than scenic with miles and miles of rolling grass/ straw plains and very few services along I-90. The temps were expected to be in the mid 90's when we arrived.

We made it to our destination without incident after driving over 250 miles. WRCP is a county owned and operated park. It's actually a beautiful park with well maintained grassy grounds and huge shade trees. We were assigned two sites that back up to the Wenatchee River. We quickly got set up in loop A sites 8-9. We paid $30 per night but could only stay for two nights as the park is booked after that for a rally.
The park has about 4 circular loops surrounded by sites that radiate from the circles. All the sites a very roomy and paved. However, we had to pay $5 extra for our Jeep and park it in overflow parking. 
The amenities include 50 amps with full hook-ups and very good Wi-Fi. Directly behind our rigs is the Wenatchee River with a small path leading to the water's edge. 
The day after getting set up, we made a short trip of about 16 miles to the town of Leavenworth, Wa. Once a rail road town, that supported the small timber community, the town started to decline in the 1920's when the railroad moved their lines to Wenatchee.  The town struggled to survive until the 1960s when the town decided to transform itself into a Bavarian style community which became a tourist attraction. 
We explored the town on foot wandering into several of the small shops. The attention to detail in the buildings is spectacular. We stopped for lunch in one of the many german restaurants. Not particularly, my favorite fare.

Walking around and shopping in tourist shops is not really my thing. But, it killed the day and a hot day at that with temps in the low 90's. By early afternoon we were ready to head home but not before stopping at a fruit and vegetable stand on the way home. We picked up some fresh fruit and apples that are grown locally in the orchards throughout this area of Washington. 
The following day we are headed for the Greater Seattle area.

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to your posts about the Washington area. One of my favorite vacations was two years ago to Olympia and Mount Rainier National Park. If you are going there you have to see the Pacific coast from Olympia NP, I think there are 3 or 4 beaches there of which one was closed when we visited but the others were spectacular.
    BTW, because of your posts for Glacier NP I am now planning a trip for the family there next year.
    Enjoy your blog.....Guido another reader from FLorida!!!