Chelan Wine Tasting

Yesterday was a perfect day off. No chores, just relaxing and touristy activities. In the morning we went for a “swim” at Long Park (pictured above). The water was freezing, but we did manage to get in up to our necks and tread water for a few seconds.


After lunch we went to a few wineries. First up was Tildio, which we hit like a couple professionals. We shared our tasting and went through the flight rather quickly. We left with the Ideale which is 70% Viognier and 30% Chardonnay.


Next up was Hard Row to Hoe whose history has something to do with a row boat taxi service on Lake Chelan bringing miners to a brothel. Pictured above is their wallpaper. We bought their Primitivo.


Our last stop was Benson Vineyards, where the tastings are free and they have little tasting crackers (score!). They had a huge selection, which made picking just one a challenge. We ended up buying their cabernet sauvignon.

Dinner Last Night:
Left over mac and cheese.

2013 Cost of Camping:
58 nights paid camping (Through Saturday 7/6)
128 nights free camping
186 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $1,277.08
Daily average cost of camping: $6.87

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  • Reply Rick Wetzel July 5, 2013 at 7:35 am

    What was your wine choice with the mac n’ cheese?

    • Reply Leigh July 5, 2013 at 7:42 am

      None of the above! With the left-over mac and cheese we had left over Rosé. xo

  • Reply Kier from Oregon July 5, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Beautiful photos and noticed no people in any of them! How is life in the crowded RV park going? Did Curtis do OK with the 4th of July noise? We were thinking of him and you guys. Here at Black Butte all fireworks are forbidden due to fire hazard. It was the most peaceful 4th we have ever had and really enjoyed it.

    • Reply Leigh July 5, 2013 at 10:17 am

      Hey Kier,

      We’re really looking forward to leaving tomorrow. We’re the weirdos who stay inside the trailer while everyone else is outside.

      There was some fireworks noise nearby between 11p and midnight – and Curtis was totally freaked out. Hopefully it isn’t as bad tonight.

  • Reply The Good Luck Duck July 5, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Am I the only one who had to look at that wallpaper from behind my wing-feathers? It’s red flocked Kamasutra! I’m all a-flutter.

  • Reply terrie July 13, 2013 at 8:55 am

    did Curtis get an Anxiety Wrap?

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