lets do the twisp 2/17 – 2/20 2017

Joanne and I took a couple extra days off of work and it was also no school for Cody. It was a perfect time to go visit friends in North Central Washington who live in Twisp. There is also a ski resort called Loup Loup that is about 14 miles from there that we would go ski.

We left on Friday morning and made our way to Twisp with a few stops along the way to find a geocache or two. We had plenty of time and were in no hurry. After a stop in Grand Coulee at a store to get some food for lunch we made a stop for a geocache. That geocache location is why we love the game so much. We would never have stopped at this unlisted, slightly out of the way spot that is full of history. There was a sign talking about how the location use to be. Very fun.

history sign

history sign

interesting facts

interesting facts

We then made the short drive from there to an overlook of the Grand Coulee Dam and had our lunch.

a nice view point

a nice view point

grand coulee dam

grand coulee dam

After we ate our lunch we moved along once again, with a stop a couple times to look for a geocache. Some were buried under too much snow and they would have to wait to be found while we made the find on others. Another spot we would not have know about had it not been for geocaching was a very neat military display in the town of Bridgeport.

very cool display in this little town

very cool display in this little town

We eventually made our way to our friends house and got parked in their driveway. We would spend the rest of the day visiting and then attended bingo night at the Eagles Club with them. It was a nice day with no rushing anywhere.

our camp spot

our camp spot

The next day we went to Winthrop just a few miles north and made a stop at the Methow Cider House. They built a new tasting room in town, they use to have seasonal tastings at the orchard. We found the new tasting room to have the same welcoming and comfortable feel of the orchard location. We had some great cider and very good food.

the cider house

the cider house

fun times with freinds

fun times with friends

While having cider we talked about geocaching with our friend and she was interested in playing the game. So when we left we made a couple stops to look for a geocache. A couple were caches we have not found either. One was at a very neat sculpture made from scrap cars. It is in a little park in Twisp.

the sculpture

the sculpture

information about the sculpture

information about the sculpture

We made a stop at a local grocery store called Hanks. Hanks is an interesting grocery store with some awesome meat selections. What is really neat is all the taxidermy displays in the store.

lots of displays

lots of displays

cody at a display

cody at a display

We finished up the evening with a great dinner that our friends made.

The next day we would make the drive up to the local ski resort Loup Loup and ski for the day. The ski resort is smaller but it was a lot of fun. We would return to that ski resort for sure if given the chance.

our parking spot t the resort

our parking spot t the resort

map of the resort

map of the resort

a little foggy but it was not bad

a little foggy but it was not bad

heading up to the top

heading up to the top

lunch time in the lodge

lunch time in the lodge

After a fun day of skiing it was time to head back to our friends house for the evening. We visited for a while, had dinner then went to bed.

The next morning we would have breakfast, generously made by our friend once again. We would then pack up and make our way home. We did do one stop on the way home at Chief Joseph Dam at a spillway view point. The spillway was open and we wanted to see that. There just happened to be a geocache to be found right there as well.

the dam plows the roads for the viewpoints

the dam plows the roads for the viewpoints

lots of water through the spillway

lots of water through the spillway

It was a great trip and we really enjoyed seeing our friends again. It was time to get the camper unloaded at home and get ready to go back to that work thing.

 

lets do the twisp 2/17 – 2/20 2017