Thursday, September 24, 2015

Yakima, Washington

Travel brings power and love back to our life.  Rumi 

This year we decided to travel more around Washington.  We have gone to the islands, the coast and lately we decided to get on the road, our destination: Yakima. 

The scenery change drastically as we drove.  It goes from a green forest with tall trees to a dry prairie, in shades of brown and yellow and vast cultivated fields.   The closer we drove to Yakima the scenery become unbelievable.  

Yakima's location in eastern of Washington state, not only means there is lot to do but also that we were proximate to fascinating sites in just a short drive. We stayed in downtown Yakima and from there we drove to explore wineries, crop fields, breweries. It was a perfect location.

The Yakima valley is world renown for producing some of the finest wines in the nation.  It produces award wining cabernet, merlots, rieslings and ros├ęs.  There are many wineries and wine tasting rooms to visit.  Our favorites were: Naches Heights Vineyard and Treveri Cellars

In addition, the valley produce 78% of the nation hops for breweries and recently more small breweries have been settle in the area.  We were able to fine IPA's, porters and pilsners and also to drink really close to all the hops.  

For this trip, GMC offered us a brand new Denali for the weekend. The GMC Denali is a full-size luxury SUV that can seat up to eight passenger.  I am not a into cars but there were some safety features that impress me like the side blind zone alert and the cross traffic alert.  Another awesome feature its that the car includes 4G LTE, that works as in-car Wi-fi hotspot.

View from Naches Heights, Yakima Washington

Naches Heights Vineyard. Yakima, WA

Treveri Cellars and Bale Breaker Brewing Company.  Yakima, WA

Treveri Cellars

Bale Breaker Brewing Company.  Yakima, WA

Bale Breaker Brewing Company.  Yakima, WA

Treveri Cellars. Yakima, WA

Gilbert Cellars. Downtown Tasting Room

GMC Acadia Denali

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