Exploring Washington - October 12 - 18, 2020
We are excited to announce our Quilt Adventure for 2020. We are going to explore Washington State from Seattle to Spokane. We have heard about the Washington State Quilters quilt show that is in Spokane every autumn and decided it was time for a visit. There are a lot of other areas to explore so we will be traveling across the state via motor coach from Seattle to Leavenworth to Spokane.
As with our all trips, we expect a great deal of interest. Consequently, mail-in registration will be open until January 31. On January 31 we will conduct a lottery for the available seats on the trip.
All you need to do is fill it out the registration form and send it to our P.O. Box so that it arrives by January 31.😊 Please remember to add your roommate's name (if you have one). We will not be able to accommodate requests for more than one room per reservation form so if you are traveling with several people, we cannot guarantee we will be able to accommodate all in your group. That said, we don’t want to discourage groups from signing up. If not everyone in the group is drawn for the lottery, there is always the wait list. We almost always have some turnover.
Within a few days of the lottery we will notify you as to whether you are on the trip or the wait list. Once you receive notification that you are on the trip, you will send in your deposit of $250.
Mon, Oct 12 (Day 1) - After arriving mid-afternoon (exact arrival times to be determined closer to the departure date), we will head to Pikes Place for a scatter lunch and shopping at Undercover Quilts. From there we travel to Issaquah where we stay one night at the Hilton Garden Inn. There is a restaurant and bar on the premises for dinner (on your own).
Tue, Oct 13 (Day 2) - We start our day with a visit to Gossypium Quilt Shop in Issaquah. This shop is under new ownership and La Netta Fox has put her special touch on this darling quilt shop. We then travel to Leavenworth, a Bavarian village in the Cascade Mountains. (Think Solvang on steroids!) We will have a scatter lunch and shopping opportunities there, then visit Silvara Cellars for wine tasting. We will check into our hotel, the Bavarian Lodge, which is in the heart of the village. Dinner that evening will be at the hotel (included) and our guest speaker will be Scott Hansen from Blue Nickel Studios
Wed, Oct 14 (Day 3) - Our first visit of the day will be the Leavenworth Reindeer Farm! This family-run farm is the home of Woodland Caribou and yes, you get to feed them! We then travel just a mile away to the Leavenworth Quilt Company, a Better Homes and Gardens Quilt Sampler Top Shop. On the property is Prey’s Fruit Farm that is one of the finest fruit stands in Washington. We then travel to Cashmere, the home of Liberty Orchards, makers of Aplets & Cotlets, America's favorite fruit-and-nut confection. You will be able to take a factory tour where they make the candies. There are several restaurants for a scatter lunch. After lunch, we return to Leavenworth and your afternoon is free for shopping in the village.
Thu, Oct 15 (Day 4) - This day is a travel day with a couple of interesting stops along the way. We will travel east on Highway 2 from Leavenworth to Spokane. Our first stop is Dry Falls Visitor Center, one of America’s natural wonders. We then head north to Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River. It was built during the depression to produce hydroelectric power and provide irrigation water. We will have lunch at the Eagles Lodge (included) before visiting the dam. We will travel through the great wheat fields of Eastern Washington before arriving in Spokane. Our hotel for the next three nights is the Historic Davenport - truly one of the most beautiful hotels in America. Dinner is on your own.
Fri, Oct 16 (Day 5) - We will start with shopping at Bear Paw Quilting in Coeur d’Alene, ID. This shop is housed in a gorgeous 7,000 sq ft log cabin that has something for everyone! Lunch will be at the Dockside Restaurant on Lake C’oeur d’Alene (included). After lunch we will enjoy a cruise on the lake. We then return to Spokane where we will visit the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. Dinner is on your own.
Sat, Oct 17 (Day 6) - Finally it is quilt show day! We will spend much of the day at the show, but there will be time to explore Spokane and the falls before our farewell dinner at the hotel (included)
Sun, Oct 18 (Day 7) - Sadly it is time to return home. We will have early morning departures to Spokane airport for your return flight home.
Please be advised that this tour will include a lot of walking. Walkers and wheelchairs are not advised.
Single occupancy - $2085
Double occupancy - $1520
The price includes hotel accommodations, transportation via air-conditioned motor coach, six breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners and admissions and gratuities.
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Trip Coordinator: Lynn Crawford - 760-249-8869; email@example.com
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