Spring in Wenatchee

I finally got out and took pictures around the complex that I have called home for the last couple months.  This is Sally, Luke’s dog and my constant companion since coming here in December.  The weather has been beautiful lately and so I can get out side and walk around.  Now I go out each day about 3 in the afternoon and get the mail.  Sally goes with me.  She is very good about walking on the leash, and she loves to go anywhere any time.  She now has gotten so she comes and reminds me it is time to go to the mail box.  She only gets out into the back yard and that is a very small fenced in area.  She loves to explore all over and only gets to do that when Joe is here as he takes her out for walks or when he and Luke ride their bikes and now with me to get the mail and we extend it into a walk around the block, not far but she loves it.  This picture shows the street side of the walk we take, she checks out the lawns and trees on the left side but never tries to run into the road on the right hand side.

This is the same side of the walk we take.  You can see the road easier in this one and also see the mountains that surround Wenatchee.  We are in a valley here with mountains all around us.  The city of Wenatchee is like any city, crowded, with some very nice sections, some old sections and some not so nice.  We are in a newer section of nice apartments very close the the center of the city but unlike most cities that I have know as soon as you get out of the city itself it is all empty land or at least few if any homes.  There are many many fruit orchards all throughout the foot hills of these mountains.  This Area is the apple capital of the world.  Holly works in Leavenworth, about 20 miles up into the mountains from here and the road there is all lined with fruit trees, mostly apple but many pears, and other fruit trees.  There are also many many grape orchards and several wineries.  I am sure it is beautiful in the spring when these trees display their spring dress.  The men are starting to work on the trees now as the days are warming up and the buds on the trees must be bringing to swell. Having had apple trees myself I know they must be getting them ready for their first spraying and cleaning up any old fruit left on the ground from last year so the apple worms don’t get a foot hold on this year’s crop.

As you leave our circular street of Historic Lane you can see the park that is right across the street.  That is where Luke went sliding with Joe and with Landen and Holly.  They have a nice ball field there as well as nice walking paths and picnic areas.  In the distance you can see our part of the city.  There are two parts to the city known as Wenatchee and East Wenatchee and only the two zip codes so nothing like Port St Lucie with it’s many different zoo codes that covers the whole county.  You can see the beautiful foot hills where very few people live but is just full of fruit trees.

Now I need to up load the other pictures I took of the Lane.  I am new at this, Norman was always in charge of the camera and getting the pictures to my Mac.  Now I have to do it myself and I am not so sure of what to do but by pushing every button I can find I got these pictures in place so I could use them now I’ll go back and try to get the rest to show you the mountains of the other sides and the town houses where I am living.

Today Luke and I are on our own so maybe Luke would like to go for our short walk with us and if it is a nice day we could walk a little longer.  We’ll see and I will bring my camera with me.  For now I must get up, get washed up and dressed and start the day.  Have a great day and I’ll talk to you just as soon as I get the new pictures up loaded.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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