Casey and Caleb played all star baseball this year. It was new for us and we were not used to having to travel for baseball. Casey played majority of his games locally except for two. Caleb played in Moses Lake, Ellensburg, and Mt. Vernon. Next season I will definitely make campground reservations because it was a much better way to go. Having a place that is yours versus a hotel is much better and cheaper. The last tournament we had in Moses Lake we had taken the camper trailer. We were even able to stay an extra day and relax which was still cheaper than a hotel plus it was right next to the lake and we had a fire and made smores. Well I only had a half of one. Darn diabetes.
Anyways, the last tournament was in Mt. Vernon and this was the state tournament. Winning there meant you advanced to regionals and if you win there you get to go to the little league world series. That would have been awesome! Casey’s team got 4th place and Caleb’s team got 3rd place. Not bad with a total of 40 teams competing.
Just outside of Chelan on the Columbia River sits a little reserve from the Department of Wildlife. The several acres are home to many different types of wildlife along with very nice walking trails, resting points, and informative signs that tell the history of the land and information about the species of animals there. Although I didn’t see everything I saw trout and other fish in the stream, birds, and vast landscapes. Read more
This is a real cool place to visit. It is free and there are many displays and information in the visitor center. There is also a tour (we didn’t do it) where you can walk the field around the visitor center and tour an actual turbine. This is also a wildlife sanctuary (so to speak). Just driving into the property we saw a herd of elk and deer. We didn’t get a great shot of the elk because we were so far away. I need to invest in another lens. More information about the PSE facility. Read more
I was itching for some camera time yesterday but needed easy access. Looking at my map I settled on Alpine & Deception falls. Both are right off the highway and very easy to walk to. I wish I could have taken the time to walk the trails at Deception but I didn’t want to push it. That is such a beautiful walk though. Maybe next time. I have visited both several times in the past so I was familiar with everything.