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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
24th Jul 2016 - Summer 2016
Day 60-July 24, 2016-Prosser, WA Day 2

Day 60-July 24, 2016-Prosser, WA day 2

Sunny and 91 today.

We’re right across the street from the laundry so we did a couple of loads while it’s convenient.  Looked at maps and campground books ‘til we were weary and made reservations for the next few days.  We’re having a surprisingly hard time finding available campgrounds, everybody says they’re just really busy this year.  So we had to rethink a few things, but we’ve gotten good at Plan Bs.  A lot of people are leaving the campground today and the wineries and streets are a lot less crowded.  This is the only campground here and it seems people use it as a hub to do wine tastings and get togethers, there seems to be groups of people who know each other here.  We first went to Hinzinger Wineries but they only had sweet wines and ports, not for us.  On to Desert Wind Winery.  We heard about this from a woman in Yakima who used to work here.  Nice wines and we met people from Illinois who gave us some ideas for the future. We’ve noticed that a lot of wineries have dogs and we found a book here about the winery dogs in Washington.  We’ve met a few of these dogs.  On to 14 Hands, a sister winery of Columbia Crest.  They had a beautiful mural of their logo painted on the side of the building and a nice seating area outside.  We buy these wines all the time in the grocery store.  They tried to get us to try their more expensive wines but we knew we wouldn’t buy them so didn’t try them.  They did have one that was different from what we could buy in the stores for a reasonable price.  Last place was Kestrel Vintners.  All three of these were more tasting rooms than vineyards.  I think the wineries have found if they have a tasting room in town they’re more likely to get people in rather than drive out to the vineyards.  One of the wineries we were at last time has now moved to town.  They had such a quaint little vineyard out of town amid all the grapevines and now it’s just a building.  So we drove out to the suburbs to look at the orchards again.  Apples, pears, nectarines, almost ready to be harvested.  Very pretty.  Back to the campground to get ready to leave tomorrow.

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Desert Wind winery

Winery Dogs

14 Hands Tasting room

14 Hands Door

14 Hands sculpture

14 Hands mural

Kestrel Winery

Diary Movies

14 Hands Winery video

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