Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Columbia River is a great source for recreation in Wenatchee. Here we see someone going longboarding right alongside Walla Walla Park. The river is great for other forms of outdoor recreation too, including swimming, boating, fishing, kayaking, jet skiing, water skiing, and more. Yet another one of the great assets that Wenatchee residents, and those around North Central Washington, have to take advantage of.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I'm sharing this photo today because O'Reilly Auto Parts really came through. I thought I had an alternator issue in my car, drove there to price some parts, and they offered to check out my electrical system fir free. Hooked their little machine up to my battery and it and the alternator checked out fine. Turned out to be an overlooked connection problem. They have earned a repeat customer.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The new Gateway Cinema has been up and running for awhile now on the north end of Wenatchee. It took up about two thirds of the old K-Mart building, but the other third is still vacant. What would be a good business (or businesses) to go right next to our brand spanking new state if the art movie theater?
Monday, July 25, 2011
The Apple Capital Loop Trail is one of Wenatchee and East Wenatchee's best attributes. Accessible from a number of places and running along the shores of the Columbia River on both sides, it works for exercise and as a way to get from one place to another too. This photo is taken from the east side looking back at the Odabashian Bridge.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
The Highline Canal was built in the early 1900's, more than 100 years ago, and brings water from the Dryden area, through Cashmere and Monitor, and eventually to Wenatchee for much needed irrigation purposes. Here it passes through the Sunnyslope area where it provides water for both residential and agricultural needs.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Connecting Wenatchee 's downtown area with the Apple Capital Loop Trail and Riverfront Park. This is a fun way to get from one to the other without having to hunt for a new parking spot. Pictured above is the way the bridge looked during a breast cancer awareness event in 2010.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Its been awhile now, but wasn't Apple Blossom fun? We came across this leftover photo from the Grand Parade recently and figured it would work for today's submission.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
The miniature train that runs right alongside the Apple Capital Loop Trail has a number of buildings and other structures located near it. This is a really fun area, especially for those with children, and especially when the sun is out and the train is running. Wenatchee has some great parks and outdoor places to go.
Friday, July 15, 2011
A very valuable opportunity is out there for anyone concerned with keeping the area clean as well as getting some good advertising. Highway clean up can be done by group or businesses on both state highways and county roads. Along with doing good, you also get your business name out for the public to see. In the photo above, Stemilt provides a good community service and also gets some great exposure.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The photo above shows Wenatchee's Horan Nature Area just south of the mouth of the Wenatchee River. This is a great place for an evening stroll... or during any other time of day for that matter. Definitely a community asset!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Friday, July 08, 2011
This photo shows a little slice of downtown Wenatchee which is a great place for shopping and eating out. Also, across the street from where this photo was taken is the Performing Arts Center where you can catch the occasional concert, comedian, or lecture series.
Thursday, July 07, 2011
The loop trail that runs along both sides of the Columbia River is a huge asset for Wenatchee and East Wenatchee. Here you can see East Wenatchee on the other side of a very full Columbia River.
Sunday, July 03, 2011
Friday, July 01, 2011
Confluence State Park is a favorite of locals and travelers alike. It has a great camping area, swimming area, plent of wide open spaces, and a boat launch. It is even connected to the 10+ mile long Apple Capital Loop Trail which runs along both sides of the Columbia River.