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