|Elsie, Murray, and Allan driving over Hwy 20 to Winthrop, WA.|
|Cascades National Park, our American Alps|
However we had a long drive ahead of us and we continued on to Winthrop where we stayed in the Pine Near RV Park which turned out to be wonderful. Huge grassy sites, full hookups, free wifi, and dark starry nights. And it was a simple walk to town. We were only there for a few days so that we could do the laundry, go to the grocery store and generally catch up before moving East. The grocery store in Twisp was interesting with wild animals displayed everywhere; bears, African lions, mountain lions, wildebeests, etc. It gives new meaning to knowing where your meat comes from.
We also were going to try and do a plein air painting and went out one day to find a location and get some photos. We found a beautiful field full of mustard plants and returned the next day all ready to paint only to find that the whole field had been tilled under. They must have done it in the middle of the night?
Of course we couldn't resist going over to Leavenworth at least once while we were here. It is such a great success story for a town refashioned to look like a town in Bavaria. Even if it is a little hokey, there are still some good brats with beer, so we went over for lunch and ended up finding a great consignment shop where Allan purchased two Tommy Hilfiger shirts. Tomorrow we head to Coeur d'Alene, which will be our take off point for Radium Hot Springs.