Thursday, August 31, 2017

. Thousand Trails Crescent Bar, Quincy WA July 2017

Name;  Thousand Trails Crescent Bar, Quincy WA.

Date; July 10th to 15th

Staff;  Very friendly and helpful.

Price;  Membership park, our costs was $0 dollar's. For non members I heard the costs is $75. I'm not sure of the cost.

Site; Gravel full hookup, picnic table. We had a water view. Back in. Some pull thru. Small grass between sites. Gravel roads.

Big rig friendly; Yes, wide roads

Amenities; pool with a hot tub. Super deck overlooking the Columbia River.

Laundry;  yes with newer looking machines

Dog Friendly; Yes the park is dog friendly, but not much grass.

Phone/TV/Wi-Fi; No over the air TV,  my Verizon Mifi and phone OK.

Night; Very quite, some spotty lighting.

Security; Gate with a entry code needed.

Book exchange; not sure

Bonus;  beautiful location, along the Colorado River. About 60 miles from the city of Leavenworth. A Bavarian village with some great restaurants, and shopping. 

Opinion; one of the nicest Thousand Trails we stayed at. Beautiful setting. Well kept park. Can use things like paved roads and sites. Its location location.

Comments; near the neat little town of Quincy . Many orchards and  fresh fruit, verities  depending on the season. About 25 miles from Wenatchee that has all the shopping and services you need. We would stay here again.

A steep drive into the canyon along the Colorado river. A beautiful setting. The RV Resort is at the very left of the bottom photo

Looking out the front of our site

The river in the back seen on the left

Another shoot of our site and the river in the   background

Hannah keeping cool in the shade. In the back is the restrooms/showers/laundry room. The pool and hot tub are just out of sight. Sports courts are to the left

Fellow dog owners please pick up after your dogs. Several park mangers said this is the number complaint and something must be done about the problem. We don't want to see a no pet policy. Please clean up after your dog whether large or small.  

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Quincy WA July 2017

                                Our visit to Quincy WA 2017

      The town still has that small town feel. No big box stores. A lot of small stores and small business. The town is surrounded by many orchards and packing houses . Population around 7000. Reason for our visit is the TT park called Crescent Bar and to visit the town of Leavenworth .

Many murals around town most with just one color and a few with two colors.

A few collages very interesting and great with just shades of one color.

One of the fruit packing houses with hundreds of crates waiting to be  filled

Many vineyards  in the area
Many dwarf fruit trees

Interesting pattern of fields forming what looks like a arrow.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Road trip to Quincy WA from Cheney WA July 10th 2017

                                         Road trip to Quincy WA from Cheney WA July 10th 2017

     We left Cheney WA and headed for Quincy WA. Because of on and off closure of I 90 and because of fires we mapped out a route along secondary roads. We did have to travel a short distance along  I 90. Then it was onto route 23 and then on to the 28 into Quincy. It was  a very interesting route through 6 or 7 small towns. It was farm field after farm field. Very very little traffic, most of the traffic were pick-up trucks or tractor's.

The stories these old barns could tell.

We saw many grain elevators, usually next to a railroad tracks.

Enjoy seeing old building still with business open, no big box stores in the area.

Note the sign, I wonder the age of this building. Just image a Studebaker dealership in this small building. Studebaker went out of business in 1963. I bet the pickers Frank and Mike from the hit show on the discovery channel would like to get this sign.

Many old pick ups for sale.

Fields after fields.

More grain elevators, standing like sentinels.

There are little signs hanging from the arms of the welcome sign telling of some of the business in this town. I wonder what was in the empty spots.

Garlic plants in corn and wheat country.

We have a town near our home town in PA  with the same name.

Linda tries getting pictures of wall art or murals. She capture hundreds and hundreds. I think her quest is to capture all in the country. Some day we will get then all in a folder and create a slide show for our digital picture frame.  She has many historic murals that tell the history of the town. We have photos from Florida to Alaska. It would be quite a project.  
 The back  roads are great. Charles Kuralt said something like this, note sure if the quote is correct "you can travel the interstates from coast to coast and see nothing"

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Picking cherries and farms, 2017 Spokane

   After leaving Mount Spokane we drove some of the secondary roads and came upon many picturesque farms and many u pick fruit farms. Well they had Rainer cherries, and they are our favorite. At two dollars a pound we wish we could take with us about 10 pounds.

So Bob grabbed a bucket and headed for the orchard.

Up the ladder, and about 5 minutes latter he had picked 3 pounds and ate about a half pound.
 Pie cherries, the real dark red cherries were only a dollar a pound.

Beautiful farms


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Mount Spokane WA July 2017

     Mount Spokane State Park on the outskirts of Spokane is a beautiful retreat from city life. It is one of the largest ST PK's in the system. There are 8 campsites with no hookups. There is a very clean restrooms, no showers. While at Ponderosa RV Resort we took a ride to Mont Spokane. It is the highest mountain peaks in eastern WA. Hard to choose just a few photo's for our blog. Enjoy the ones we picked.

A curvy road

So many overlooks

Bear flowers, Linda loves the flower. Many different ones blooming when we were there.

Check out the road, and no guard rails

A nice cool walk at the top. Very refreshing since we left 90 degree weather when we left.