July 28, 2018
Yesterday, we went to Lake Chelan to explore which is about 30 miles from where we are staying. The sky was smoky the whole way and by the time we got back, it was also smoky back at the campground. A local told me there were 7 wildfires currently in the area.
We went to the Lake Chelan State Park and Coco found two mice soon after starting our short walk. Count on a Bedlington Terrier to find the rodents. Dart found a squirrel taunting him from a tree. Once Coco smelled the squirrel, she got excited and tried to climb the tree. It was amusing to watch. She was very determined.
The drive getting here was so miserable on the first day and it was very hot when we got here, so Regis and I went to a local Mexican restaurant the Agave Azul to get food and drink. We loved it. After our return from the smoky trip to Lake Chelan, Regis suggested going to the Agave Azul for happy hour. It didn’t take me a nanosecond to agree! We love their chips and dip. So, we got magaritas and enough bar food to serve as dinner.
After we got back and later that evening, I realized that I left my shirt at the bar. I just realized how strange that sounds. I was wearing a short sleeve shirt and took a long sleeve shirt to wear over it in case the air conditioning was too cold. It wasn’t, so I left my shirt on the chair and forgot about it. When I went back to retrieve it, it gave me an opportunity to purchase more chips and dip. The dip they serve with the chips is amazing.
We found a local bakery that makes the absolutely best baked goods. The Bavarian creme donuts have just enough donut covering the creme to allow you to pick it up and eat it. We also tried the glazed donuts. Both types of donuts are the best donuts we have ever had. They also make cookies and the shortbread cookies are the best. I will be buying a bag of them before we leave the area.
The bakery and Mexican restaurant are in the local town of Cashmere. It was named after the Kashmir area in India because apparently the landscape looks similar. It’s a nice little town. It has important stuff like good restaurants, grocery stores, old fashioned soda fountain, etc. without being too touristy and crowded.