Monday, June 23, 2014

Eastern Washington

Crossing Snoqualmie pass

After our assorted company left, we headed out in the motorhome for Toppenish - to the Yakima Nation RV Park.  It is a really nice park, very well cared for, spacious and our home for 3 days of RVW festivities.  As always, we had a great time.  This time the theme was Potlatch.  As usual we had a potluck on Friday evening, highlighting the vegetables and fruits that are in season.  Saturday morning was a book discussion about "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd.  A very good read, if you are looking for one - and a great discussion.  Saturday afternoon was a wagon tour of the cities murals - painted on the sides of buildings all over town.

We even found one fellow doing some restoration of one of the murals,
In addition to the historical murals, each year they have a 24 Hour Mural in a Day project where an entire mural is painted by multiple people over the course of 24 hours.  Fascinating.

The Hops which are grown in this area supply 80% of the worlds hops.  Amazing.  As was the building - it is all done with paint,

A Potlatch is a Northwest Native American celebration - a gift giving feast.  So Saturday evening each of us brought along one of our best/favorite dishes to share, we gifted some friends who are moving out of state with a lovely Pendleton blanket and each of us received a lovely parcel from the club.  It was a new LED flashlight.  [nice for wandering home in the dark, after some card playing]

Another great week-end.  A warm, sunny drive home.


  1. Looks like you had a great time and fantastic weather.

  2. Ooohh yes, the murals, I took lot's of pictures too when we were in there. Isn't it awsome? Glad to read. You had a fun couple of days in your home on wheels!