“I haven’t seen this much variety of fresh produce all in one spot for 18,000 miles,” Tim remarked as we nudged our way into the Wenatchee Valley. Produce stands and trees abounded – cherries, apples, apricots, spearmint, peppermint…not to mention farm eggs and local honey.
We stayed at the Wenatchee River County Park, a lovely campground with a sandy beach just a minute walk from our RV. The shade of trees and the summer breeze made it a pleasant place to spend time outdoors.
One morning, we went exploring at the Ohme Gardens – a pretty haven with waterfalls, emerald waters, stony pathways, and scenic overlooks.
During our stay there, we also drove 20 minutes north to Leavenworth, a Bavarian-themed village nestled in the mountains. We stepped out of our car into a German town. All of the shops & restaurants were “in character” – even national chains like Subway, McDonald’s, and 76 Gas. The girls tried on hats at The Hat Shop and Tim enjoyed a porter and brat at Munchen Haus. [I had morning sickness so I think I’ll refrain from talking about food for now]. ;)
Our family also had a private tour of The Nutcracker Museum, the world’s largest nutcracker collection. It housed collectibles from as early as the 16th century…all the way up to modern pieces (including Disney favorites – like Snow White and Peter Pan). I hope to take the girls to see The Nutcracker Ballet soon – perhaps this Christmas?
Have you ever been to Wenatchee and/or Leavenworth? What did you like/not like about it?
* Special thanks to the Wenatchee Valley Visitors Bureau and the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce for providing a campground spot and passes to area attractions.