Saturday, February 27, 2010

A Circle Drive

 
This morning we set out to make the circle to Ellensburg and back. We drove to Wenatchee, east to Quincy, south to Vantage, west to Ellensburg, and north back to Wenatchee over Blewett Pass. Here is a great view of Wenatchee taken from across the river. The sun had just hit the peaks above the town where you can see a fresh dusting of snow.
 
As we were driving down the freeway towards Vantage we could see these windmills way off in the distance. We said "What are those?", hoping a get a better view somewhere. Sure enough, on a back road heading west to Ellensburg we saw them from this view point. It was striking to catch them seeming to emerge from the fog (or is that a cloud?)

 
 A truly amazing sight, wind turbines. There was a visitor center up a gravel road but it was closed till April, naturally, so we couldn't go in. We might have learned how they operate.

  
 We explored the tiny town of Kittitas, just outside Ellensburg. Since Wilson is the 8th most common surname in the U.S. it's not difficult to find places with that name. There is a Wilson Park also in Rapid City where we took a similar picture.

  
 Another Wilson

 
This very colorful old farmhouse was just outside Ellensburg.

 
Leaving East Wenatchee this morning we looked up to see this V.

 
And returning in the afternoon we were greeted by another V, this one made by two jets passing.

2 comments:

Randy and Pam Warner said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the old stage coach on your header.

And if you are ever in San Antonio, a few miles down the road is Wilson County. Floresville is the county seat we found out last week. Birthplace of former governor John Connally.

Sarah Stephen said...

Hi,
I happened to browse in to your page via the 'Next Blog' function in the blogger toolbar- and I wanted to commend you both on the lovely blog and the breathtaking photos. It must be such a lovely experience visiting all these places!
God bless.

p.s: Ps. 121