September 19 - Spokane, WA – Wenatchee, WA

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Drive west over the flat plateau of western Washington.

Cross over the Grand Coulee, part of a network of gashes caused by glacial flooding.

Continue to Wenatchee.

Wenatchee is located in North Central Washington and (pronounced /wɛˈnætʃi/, us dict: wĕ·năt′·chē) it's the largest city and county seat ofChelan County, Washington, United States. The population was 27,856 at the 2000 census. Located at the confluence of the Wenatcheeand Columbia rivers near the eastern foothills of the Cascade Range, Wenatchee lies on the western side of the Columbia River, across from the city of East Wenatchee. The Columbia River forms the boundary between Chelan and Douglas County. Wenatchee is the principal city of the 'Wenatchee–East Wenatchee, Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area', which encompasses all of Chelan and Douglas counties. However, the 'Wenatchee Area' generally refers to the land between Rocky Reach and Rock Island Dam on both banks of the Columbia, which includes East Wenatchee, Rock Island, and Malaga.

The city was named for the nearby Wenatchi Indian tribe. The name is a Salish word that means "river which comes [or whose source is] from canyons" or "robe of the rainbow." Awenatchela means "people at the source [of a river]." The city of Wenatchee shares its name with the Wenatchee River, Lake Wenatchee and the Wenatchee National Forest.(wikipedia)

Explore the Columbia River Gorge.

The Columbia River Gorge stretches from Troutdale, Oregon on the western end, just 16 miles east of Portland, Oregon following the Columbia River to Biggs, Oregon and on the northern shore from Vancouver, Washington to Maryhill, Washington

Enjoy wine tasting at Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery with dinner to follow in its restaurant, La Bonne Terre, in Wenatchee. (The Chateau Dinner Menu)

Overnight at the Comfort Inn hotel .

The Comfort Inn® hotel is located at the eastern foothills of the Cascade Range mountains and is a convenient stop on the Cascade Loop Scenic Highway.


0900: Avgang fra Spokane.

0930: Stanse ved Spokane Battlefield State Park, Medical Lake.

1000: Avgang fra Spokane Battlefield.

1130: Ankomst Grand Coulee Dam, et av verdens største demninger. Norske emigranter arbeidet her. Lunsj og se demningen.

1430: Avgang fra Grand Coulee Dam.

1600: Mulig stop ved Waterville, Washington. Kort kjøretur gjennom historsik sentrum av byen.

1700: Avgang fra Waterville.

1745: Ankomst hotel I Wenatchee.

1900: Middag og vinsmaking ved Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery og restaurant.

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