Monthly Archives: June 2015

Lavender Gardens Tour

Lavender is abundant in the Pacific Northwest. We have such great soil perfect for Lavender. There are Lavender farms in the San Juan Islands, WA and several in Sequim, WA, Salem OR, Hood River Oregon, and throughout the NW region. An interestingly varied flower from plant to plant, each smells a little different and burst into color in July, typically.

Our tour takes you to Sequim for the Lavender Festival, Sunday July 19, 2015. You’ll visit at least 3 different farms and Lavender in the Park on this full day excursion. An added bonus, you get to ride on a ferry boat to get there!

Tour date and time:  July 19, 2015, 7:30am departure from Seattle, return approximately 6:00 pm.

Snacks and bottled water included.

As is normal with all Cheryl’s Northwest Tours LLC tours, we share local history, geology, and heritage along the way to get a real feel for the Pacific Northwest.  Not too much, just enough to learn and have fun.

We hope you’ll join us on this relaxing and enjoyable journey across Puget Sound to the Olympic Peninsula for the Lavender Festival in Sequim. For more information, visit the Sequim Lavender Festival website http://www.lavenderfestival.com and book with us at Cheryl’s Northwest Tours LLC to get you there on day trip.

And be sure to check out other great tours with Cheryl’s Northwest Tours.   http://www.cherylsnwtours.com.

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lavender

Lavender

Lake Chelan – Stehekin Tour

A Lake Chelan – Stehekin Tour was just completed, and it was great! We left Seattle at 9:00am and crossed Snoqualmie and Blewett Passes on our way to a wine tasting at Wine Girls Winery. Great wines. I personally enjoyed the smokey taste of the grapes in the My Derby Wife red, compliments of the 3 fires in 2012 in the area.

After wine tasting we arrived at Campbell’s Resort and commenced swimming in the pool and lake.  The pool was warm, the lake was cold! Dinner at Campbell’s was very good, then we took a walk through town and across the bridge before heading over to the hot tub.

Our Lake Chelan – Stehekin Tour continued in the morning we made our way to the Lady of the Lake for our 4 hour boat ride to Stehekin. My it’s beautiful and rugged out there.  Stehekin staff welcomed us with open arms and great food, then we took the bus to Highbridge and Rainbow Falls. One cannot describe Rainbow Falls, other than amazing, and wet! It felt like it was raining, and we got drenched, yet 20 feet away we were toasty and warm.  We did manage to visit the bakery before they closed, then relaxed on the deck at the restaurant and grocery store before getting ready for dinner.

The meals in Stehekin are really impressive. I’m telling you! Out there, they do a great job of providing a tasty, interesting, varied menu for meat eaters and vegetarians. We appreciated the voucher system with our group of 8.

With time on our own for several hours the next day before the 2:00 boat shoved off, we had plenty of time for kayaking, hiking, and fishing. Even the Visitors Center with the Rangers was interesting.

Next time we’ll probably add another day to this trip so we can relax and take in all the nuances. For this Discovery tour, though, it was perfect.  Thank you Campbell’s Resort staff and Stehekin for your help in planning this fun outing.

Visit www.cherylsnorthwesttours.com for more fun trips to explore the Great Pacific Northwest.

 

Stehekin Restaurant

Stehekin Restaurant

Our group

Our group

On the boat

On the boat

some of the gang

some of the gang

boat and bus!

boat and bus!

View from Stehekin

View from Stehekin