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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
16th Jul 2016 - Summer 2016
Day 52-July 16, 2016-Sequim, WA Lavender Festival, Casino

Day 52-July 16, 2016-Sequim Lavender Festival, casino

Perfect weather, 66, sunny.

Drove into Sequim about 10 miles east to the Lavender Festival that’s going on this week-end.  And the farmers market was also open about 2 blocks away.  The weather is wonderful and the festival is crowded with locals and a lot of out of towners just here for the goings on.  A few blocks long, the festival has the usual merchandise and arts and crafts and food court plus a lot of lavender products, sachets, soaps, lotions, lavender ice cream, lavender sausages, etc.  Nice little friendly town with specialty shops, a nice civic center where they encourage you to pick up a piece of chalk and draw something on the sidewalk and crocheted life size ladies hugging the lamp posts.  Walked through the festival then drove to 7 Cedars casino where we had lunch at their buffet and won about $20.  On the outskirts of town we drove to a couple of the lavender farms that are also celebrating the festival week-end.  There’s a shuttle to take you to these farms but we decided to drive there in the truck.  In the newspaper about the festival I counted 17 farms participating in the festival but we only went to two.  Most of them are having music, work shops, music, food, arts and crafts projects and pick your own lavender.  The first is Purple Haze, which was jam-packed with people.  We’ve been to this one before and it’s one of the farms that we can stay in free through Harvest Hosts.  But not this week-end.  We continued on to Victor’s, the one that Mickie suggested. We walked through the fields here and into the drying barn with bouquets of lavender in every stage of drying.  There was a trio playing in the fields, nice music.  The aroma in the whole town and outlying fields is wonderful.  And the purple fields are gorgeous.  Really enjoyed the experience.  Back to campground-no dinner tonight, we’re still full from the buffet.

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Diary Photos

Lavender lady

Lavender festival

Another lavender lady

7 Cedars Casino

Purple Haze Farm

Trio at Victor's Lavender Farm

Lavender fields at Victor's

Lavender drying barn

Diary Movies

Sequim Lavender Festival video

Victor's Lavender Farm video

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