Always on the lookout for cool things related to North Central Washington, I came across the website for artist James Niehues. Here is a very nice aerial illustration of North Central Washington. Much better than a simple map to look at, it shows the character of the land. I love how the major lakes trail off into the distance of the Cascade Mountains.
The Apple Blossom Grand Parade was on Saturday morning and all the standard parade attractions were there. The goodies, the inflatable toys, the marching bands, the politicians, and more!
Photos from the 2007 Apple Blossom Grand Parade are in the 2007 Apple Blossom Gallery.
Well, another successful Washington State Apple Blossom Festival is coming to a close. From the 3-on-3 basketball tournament, to the carnival, two parades, food fair, and more; the local celebration has had entertainment and food for everyone.
A big thank you to some of the major sponsors, including Pepsi (Memorial Park), Keyes Fiber (Youth Parade), and Stemilt (Grand Parade). Without your commitment to community support, great things like the Apple Blossom Festival wouldn’t come off near as good as they did.
Pictures from the Grand Parade should be up later tonight in the 2007 Apple Blossom gallery!
We are heading into the final weekend of the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival and there is still plenty to do.
-The Food Fair continues to make some of the best tasting food in town through Sunday.
-The Carnival at Riverfront Park is also open until Sunday.
-Saturday morning is the Stemilt Grand Parade which will be even bigger than last week’s youth parade.
-The Apple Blossom Musical (Thoroughly Modern Millie) will be at the Performing Arts Center this weekend and next.
-The AMPED Youth Rally is friday night at 6pm at Solomon’s Porch
-The Les Schwab Classy Chassis Parade is tonight at 6pm… get your spot early. This is followed by a car show on Saturday
-The Arts & Craft Show started thursday in Memorial Park and will also be there through Sunday
-The 32nd Annual Apple Blossom Square Dance will be friday, saturday, and sunday at Vale Elementary School in Cashmere
-The Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast will be saturday at Triangle Park before the parade
-The Apple Blossom 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is Saturday and Sunday at Walla Walla Park
-The Apple Blossom Radio Controlled Hydroplane Race and Radio Controlled Airplane Fly-In are also on Saturday and Sunday in Rock Island and East Wenatchee, respectively.
And so much more!
Detailed listings of events can be found at www.appleblossom.org
Sunday was the Pepsi Youth Day at Memorial Park for the Apple Blossom Festival in Wenatchee. Kids had all sorts of free activities to take part in; games, face painting, crafts, inflatable toys, and more. Plus, plenty of freebies for the kids; frisbees, magnets, bracelets, water bottles, hats, and other stuff. Plenty of happy faces as the kids got to listen to live music, eat good food, and play lots of games.
Just an update on where we are as far as our photo gallery of North Central Washington communities. With the nicer weather we’ve been able to get out a little more and after Apple Blossom finishes here in Wenatchee we’re going to try and take a road trip and explore the area. Haven’t decided what’s next, whether we’ll head north to the Okanogan area or south to Quincy/Moses Lake.
Available for viewing now:
Wenatchee – By far, the Wenatchee gallery has the most images.
Cashmere – A great little mountain community.
Leavenworth – Like a lot of communities, we need more pics of Leavenworth.
Dryden – Located along Highway 2 between Wenatchee and Leavenworth.
Malaga – Tiny community south of Wenatchee, the location of Alcoa.
Monitor – Just a few miles west of Wenatchee.
Rock Island – Home of Rock Island Dam.
Peshastin – Winter photos from Peshastin.
Three Lakes – A community centered around a golf course south of Wenatchee.
Chelan – More pictures coming soon!
Waterville – Along Highway 2 between Orondo and Coulee City.
East Wenatchee – More pictures coming soon!
Palisades – Very small community located between the Columbia River and Moses Coulee.
Hope you enjoy these pictures of the communities of North Central Washington and we promise there will be more to come.
It was a gorgeous Wenatchee day today for the Keyes Fiber Youth Parade. The Youth Parade is traditionally the first Saturday of Apple Blossom and features mostly kid entries. So, most of the Wenatchee area lined Orondo Avenue and Mission Street and watched hundreds of smiley-faced children march by (assisted by some very commendable adults).
For the past couple of weeks, with people continuing the tradition of reserving their parade watching spots days in advance, the parade route has looked like this…
But, Saturday that all changed…
…and there is sure to be more next week for the Grand Parade, see you there. To see the rest of the 2007 Apple Blossom photos, or more pics from the Youth Parade, check out our NCW Events gallery.
As everyone knows, the food fair at Memorial Park opened on this past thursday. Mmmmm, Mmm! A lot of people have their favorites that they go back for every year, while others look at the variety and want to try something new.
Loaded Baked Potato
Doner House Sandwiches
And much much more!
The good stuff may requre standing in a line for, but don’t let the wait convince you not to “eat-up” some of this great food.
We’ve opened the album for our 2007 Apple Blossom Festival photos and will be adding more all festival long! If you’re from out of the area and have any requests for photos, just post it as a comment here and we’ll do what we can to oblige. Right now, everything is getting setup down at the Food Fair at Memorial Park. The food booths will open Thursday, so check back and we hope to have more pictures then.
Thanks to a recent drive towards Moses Coulee, we now have updated the gallery with some photos of the Palisades area, including Douglas Creek. A beautiful area of North Central Washington framed in by the coulee walls and arid landscape. Some of the photos are below and some are in the Palisades Community gallery.
Douglas Creek flows both near and through Palisades, Washington providing the area with most of it’s natural water.
The little red Palisades Elementary School is a sight to see. Small town rural life at it’s best.
Much of the land remains undeveloped.
And just east of town alone on a hill above some houses rises this example of patriotism.
Palisades, Washington is a great area for a quick road trip if you like natural surroundings, rock formations, and a glimpse at rural life. Truly a beautiful area of North Central Washington.