Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mamaw and Papaw Come to Visit

 My parents are here. 
The day after everyone left from VBA, my parents showed up after traveling five days to get here.

Naturally, we had to take them to all of our favorite Leavenworth sites - trails, beaches, lakes, and stores. 

We decided to venture down one trail that we had heard about but had never been on.  Just off Hwy 2 in the Tumwater Canyon you can park your car and hike down to an old bridge that will lead you to the other side of the Wenatchee River.  If you follow the trail for a mile plus you should end up at an old train tunnel.

We didn't make it to the tunnel.  You can blame me.  We didn't realize how far back the tunnel was and it was getting close to eight o'clock in the evening.  I really didn't want to be out there in the dark so we decided to turn around and head back.
The water here is still really high, much higher than normal for this time of year.  It was pretty awesome to just sit and watch the power of the river.

Since it was still light out we decided that before we headed home we would stop off at the dam located in the Tumwater Canyon.

The roar of the water is deafening.  I wish you could hear Bonnie singing at the top of her lungs while she stood at the fence.  The boys had fun yelling over the noise of the water and getting wet with the spray.

 Fish and Wildlife keep someone at the dam around the clock to monitor the fish that swim upstream.  Every fish that comes up the dam is taken out, inspected, weighed, measured, and scales are taken for samples.  The fish are then returned to the river to continue their journey up stream.

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