Which way to the Apricots?

Last Sunday we took an outing to get apricots in Eastern Washington. An almost annual trek. Almost because time goes so quickly that I miss the brief period when you can get them some years.

Our little trip took us through a lot of the landscapes of Washington State. From an island in Puget Sound, through the Cascade mountains to areas of Eastern Washington that are both fertile and arid. All beautiful, but each with its own personality.

Even though it was only a day trip the summer heat led us to leave the dogs at dad’s so they could have a day on the beach instead of a hot car ride. He lives on an island.

Tahlequah ferry dock and a paddle boarder.
Two ways to go places: Paddle board and ferry.
View of and from the Tahlequah-Point Defiance ferry.
View from the deck of the ferry as we set off.
At a stop light in Enumclaw it looks like you will be driving straight at Mount Rainier.
This road headed straight to the mountain (Rainier).
A road in Eastern Washington with dry landscape.
The other side of the mountain is very dry (and hot).
Yakima Canyon road runs beside the very blue Yakima river, but the surrounding hills are very dry.
Even beside a full river there isn’t much green.

Son of a Beach’s Which Way Photo Challenge

4 thoughts on “Which way to the Apricots?”

    1. I have lived in Washington almost all of my life. I like making an annual trek to the eastern part of the state. I feel like it connects me, both to the entirety of the state and to my own past since we had an annual extended family outing to Yakima in early September when I was growing up.

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      1. what a great memory
        and apricots are not something i see a lot –
        and finding it difficult to imagine the taste right now – i had some
        fresh apricot slices a few years ago/
        how do
        you all
        enjoy this meaty fruit?

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