These days the sunshine is just an added benefit. It has become a place where wine roads, ale trails and hiking/biking paths intersect.
|Hop yards - hops are used in the valley's ales|
If you’ve not had Yakima on your travel radar it is time to adjust your compass and head out for some incredible hiking and biking and then hit either the ale trail to local craft breweries and distilleries or set out to sample wine at the dozens of wineries that are scattered throughout the area.
Where to Go and What to Do in the Yakima Valley?
Just click this link to my article in The Seattle Times for my recommendations!
Hello Jackie and Joel,ReplyDelete
It is interesting how some areas of the country, in England too, can reinvent themselves to match the times whereas others simply cannot. From what you write, thus us a most enterprising region which really has so much to offer the tourist from both near and far.
I was working for the newspaper in Yakima in the early 80's when the visionaries saw the potential for the wine industry there. We laughed in the newsroom. . .vineyards? And now it is a wine destination in the U.S. (shows how much cub reporters know, right?)Delete
Hooray for being published in the Seattle Times!! You're a rock star! :-) Yakima Valley is so beautiful. I miss the sight of hops growing beside the road. :-)ReplyDelete
Joel just asked where you would have lived that you'd have seen hops growing. . .Washington State! was my reply. Thanks for stopping by today - always appreciated!Delete
Beautiful shots from the valley.ReplyDelete
Thanks much Rajesh!! Enjoy your week ahead!Delete
Nice write up Jackie, always great to work with you. Until next time, cheers!ReplyDelete
Thanks for all your help John! Yakima rocks!!!Delete