Lake Chelan Historical Society

2018 West, Road Trip, Washington

To give us a bit of perspective on where we are, we picked out the Lake Chelan Historical Society museum on Woodin Avenue in downtown Chelan. We were greeted by Carla whose Great Grandfather brought his family to Chelan in the late Nineteenth Century. His plan was to establish the first power generation plant in the region but fate and appendicitis intervened and a week or so after the family’s arrival his widow was faced with raising her large family alone. We’re curious as to when the residents of the valley did get electric service after Mr. Little’s untimely death. We really enjoyed the museum and its displays attesting to the resourcefulness and resiliency of the area’s residents and their pride in their apple orchards. A bit different than the view you might get of Chelan as a tony upscale resort town for the Seattle crowd. From there we headed to lunch at Marcela’s for a couple of nice chicken salads. On our way out we saw Carla there at Marcela’s for her every Thursday lunch with her friend Mary Ann! Next stop was the Ace Hardware where Marcie helped us find just the right step stool and Tom the Tool Man gave us the information we needed to decide to upgrade to the DeWalt ½” 20V Cordless Drill to deploy and retract the stabilizers on the T@B. From there we side tripped into Manson for some more incredible views of the lake and of apple orchards then stopping at the Red Apple Market to restock our larder before returning home to Lake Chelan State Park. Meanwhile we are keeping an eye on Hurricane Florence and especially on the reports from Sylva’s Local Yokel Weather.

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