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Recipe for the Perfect Summer Day: Pybus and a Picnic

North Central Washington is the perfect place to picnic. Whether you’re looking for an excuse to be outside in the late spring, a reason to park under a tree for the afternoon during the warm summer days, or want to wander under the changing leaves in the fall, there’s no reason not to explore the best that the Wenatchee area has to offer. There’s no limit to the kinds of…

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Family Time in Wenatchee, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

20 Places to “cool off” in the water in NCW

Community Pools, Waterparks, Splash Pads, and Beaches When it typically hovers around 95 degrees in the hot Wenatchee valley summer months, water is an essential part of living and playing your Summer away.   And that means, my girls and I always try to rotate around to the different fun water resources we have in the region to mix it up and cool off in the dog days of Summer.   So…

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Explore, Family Time in Wenatchee, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

Best Places to Picnic in Wenatchee

Whether you live in North Central Washington or are just passing through, consider taking the time for a picnic. The region is full of great places to eat outside. Enjoy some time in the shade under a tree, next to a river, or with an amazing view. Regardless of what you’re looking for, there is inevitably a spot you’ll enjoy. Although there are a lot of parks in the area…

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Family Time in Wenatchee, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

Storybook Hike is officially a “StoryWalk”

The Jacobson Preserve trail system is an ideal hike for families with young kids. Located in the Wenatchee Foothills within short driving distance of town, it offers gentle winding trails with moderate incline. There are a couple different routes you can take which let you decide between a short walk or a day hike to the top of Saddle Rock and back. The views of the valley are spectacular either…

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Community, Enrich, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

First Friday Art Walk

ART INSPIRES A LOCAL GATHERING I went to my second First Friday Art Walk in downtown Wenatchee this last month to check out our burgeoning local art scene and snap a few photos.  It was a beautiful and warm June evening that brought out everyone young and mature to connect and converse over a mutual interest of art.  As an art admirer I really enjoyed the visual experience of beautiful…

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Family Time in Wenatchee, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

“POP Club” for kids

The Wenatchee Valley boasts a thriving open air farmers market from May through October. Located at the Pybus Public Market, a wide variety of local vendors convene to sell their goods, ranging from fresh produce to baked goods to artisan crafts. Part of what makes our market so great is the strong community involvement that allows it to continue to expand its offerings. In an effort the pull in the…

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Family Time in Wenatchee, Tourism

Pet-friendly Wenatchee

Wenatchee, the apple capital of the world, is situated on the banks of the Columbia River and makes a great family getaway which can include the family dog. Plan to stay at the Holiday Inn Express Wenatchee, which is the most pet-friendly hotel we have ever visited. All rooms are open to pets, and there are no pet fees. Breakfast is included, which is always nice on a family budget. 1921 N. Wenatchee…

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Business, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

McGlinn’s: Delicious Food with a Big Helping of Authenticity

Every morning at 5 a.m., three cooks arrive at McGlinn’s in downtown Wenatchee to start prepping. That’s the only way they have the time to make the food from scratch to be sure it’s ready when doors open at 11 a.m. for lunch and later for dinner. McGlinn’s has a wide range of food choices that could be considered a modern, high quality twist on traditional American fare, including wood-fired…

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Explore, Living Wenatchee

The Humble Yet Magnificent Bee

My fascination with bees started years ago. Bumble Bees, Honey Bees, Mason Bees, Leafcutter Bees the list goes on. To be exact, there are 25,000 known species of bee. They range in size from the tiny tropical stingless bees which are only about 1/16 in long, to the giant carpenter bees which have bodies about 1 and a 1/2 inch in length. At about 1/2 inch long, honeybees lie in…

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Living Wenatchee, Tourism

Mexican Mole: A Rich and Regional Traditional Sauce

I wish I could remember the first time I had mole. Even though the specific moment doesn’t stand out, I do know that I never looked at Mexican food the same once I had it. Mole (pronounced mole-LAY) is a thick, rich sauce used in many regions of Mexico. Although generally its primary ingredient is dried chilies, the type of chile and the number of different chilies varies widely depending…

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