Memory Monday slides redux, Week 41

June 1978 — We had reached Leavenworth, Washington, rather late in the afternoon on a Tuesday, with no time or energy to explore; and so we actually spent two nights at the KOA — with the Wenatchee River just a few steps from our campsite. I originally shared these images back in February 2017.

In between window shopping among the Bavarian-themed stores on Front Street, this was my first chance to meet some of Mom’s old friends and to see a few of the places where she played as a child. There was also a trip to Cashmere for a tour of the small factory at Liberty Orchards (along with samples of their Aplets, Cotlets, and Grapelets). And of course we found time to do a bit of hiking. According to my notes, we also spent quite a lot of time just enjoying the beauty of the Wenatchee River.

After leaving Leavenworth we continued westward through the Cascades on Highway 2, eventually arriving at Mukilteo for the first of a series of ferry crossings. We traveled from the mainland to Whidbey Island, then drove up the island to the Keystone Ferry, which brought us to Port Townshend on the Olympic Peninsula. Our next stop was Port Angeles, where early the next morning we planned to catch the Coho, the ferry that would carry us to Victoria, British Columbia.

The Coho arrived in Port Angeles about 8 AM

I haven’t been able to identify this Coast Guard ship

Submarine in Puget Sound

Next week, the rest of our Puget Sound crossing and arrival in Victoria, B.C.


    • It was very cool, if slightly cramped at times, lol. When we did a similar trip the following year, I opted to sleep outside in a small tent. I do wish I had photos of the camper’s interior.

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