Today we will visit another National Park. So we are up and on the road early. Driving on the North Cascades Scenic Highway from Mount Vernon WA towards the Park.
We stopped and took a Photo at the Park entrance and went into the Visitors Center of North Cascades National Park.
I was rather disappointed that I was unable to buy a hat pin for the park, I have been buying hat pins at every National Park we visit so that I can stick them on my wall map at home. Karen did buy some postcards.
We drove along and stopped at many pullouts.
The Diablo Lake Overlook was very scenic.
As was the Ross Lake Overlook.
And the Washington Pass Overlook.
We exited the park had headed for Winthrop Washington. The town is a western themed town which is very popular with the tourists. Traffic was lined up to get into town and it was hard to find a parking spot.
We wandered around the town and stopped at a little shop that had home made ice cream, they even made their own waffle cones. Karen had a licorice ice cream and I stuck to the traditional chocolate ice cream.
After visiting Winthrop, we headed towards our hotel. The road hugged the Columbia River and passed through fields full of fruit trees. There were peach, cherry, grape, apricots and apple trees.
This area is a boaters paradise, lots of activity on the water.
According to this sign, Wenatchee WA is the “Apple Capital of the World”
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