Category Archives: Wine

Okanagan, Oroville, and Omak

Old farm building in the hill country outside Oroville, Wash.

Old farm building in the hill country outside Oroville, Wash.

Wine country near Osoyoos, BC.

Wine country near Osoyoos, BC.

The Similkameen River flows through lower central BC.

The Similkameen River flows through lower central BC.

Water is everything in the hot, dry ranch country of central Washington.

Water is everything in the hot, dry ranch country of central Washington.

Farm near Omak, Wash.

Farm near Omak, Wash.

One of nearly two dozen rodeo princesses at the Omak Stampede.

One of nearly two dozen rodeo princesses at the Omak Stampede.

Old farm equipment now entertains tourists in Molson, Wash.

Old farm equipment now entertains tourists in Molson, Wash.

Abandoned farm and home near Molson, Wash.

Abandoned farm and home near Molson, Wash.

Abandoned farm in north central Washington.

Abandoned farm in north central Washington.

On the road in the high plateau above Oroville, Wash.

On the road in the high plateau above Oroville, Wash.

Osoyoos Lake, Oroville, Wash.

Osoyoos Lake, Oroville, Wash.

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A trip to Yakima and the Yakama Nation

I stopped in at the friend tortilleria in Toppenish for a refreshing Mexican soda; the town brought back memories of Mexico for me.

I stopped in at this friend tortilleria in Toppenish for a refreshing Mexican soda. The town, which has a large Latino and Native American population (Yakama band), brought back memories of Mexico for me.

At the Yakama Nation Cultural Center, 14 teepees are erected to represent the 14 tribes who signed the treaty of 1855, giving away about 1/3rd of the state to the U.S. Government.

At the Yakama Nation Cultural Center, 14 teepees are erected to represent the 14 tribes who signed the treaty of 1855, giving away about 1/3rd of the state to the U.S. Government.

The Yakima River Valley, north of Yakima, is about as scenic as any i've seen.

The Yakima River Valley, north of Yakima, is about as scenic as any I have seen in Washington State.

The Yakima River winds a scenic path from the Cascades south to Yakima.

The Yakima River winds a scenic path from the Cascades south to Yakima.

Some new vines were planted in the Rattlesnake Hills south of Yakima.

Some new vines were recently planted in the Rattlesnake Hills south of Yakima.

Rattlesnake Hills, south of Yakima, is now the center for the state's booming viticulture industry.

Rattlesnake Hills, south of Yakima, is now the center for the state’s booming viticulture industry.

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