Last week my crew, aka my girls and hubby took a much-needed trip East over the mountains to Lake Chelan. This was our first time visiting the quaint little tourist town and it did not disappoint! Our initial plans were to visit Kelowna BC again, like we did last year. Yet, due to the wildfires we made a last-minute switch on locations.
Lake Chelan is the top attraction in this little city. The lake’s water is runoff from the mountains, so it’s incredibly clean and crystal clear turquoise blue. We spent 5 good days exploring the lake and the surroundings.
Really, there’s no better way to explore a body of water than by boat, so we spent a full day floating and boating, with a picnic lunch and two incredibly excited little girls.
I couldn’t have been more proud of them for being so brave. They got out on the float while my hubby ever so slowly (5mph) pulled them behind us. Being honest, I’ve always been a bit afraid of deep water but with a life jacket on, I decided to try out the float too. You only live once right?!
After returning from my first time floating while boating, a glass of Chandon Rosé was a must. We toasted while enjoying the vast surroundings. The scenery alone although a little smokey from the BC fires, was beautiful.
I have to admit, it was pretty silly of me to assume that bringing a hat on a boat would be a good idea…After taking a few photos I had to quickly tuck it back into our day bag so it didn’t catch wind, exit the boat and land in the water.
The words on the hat described our day on the water pretty accurately though. #sunshineandchill.
After boating, we set out for dinner. There aren’t many restaurants in Chelan…just keeping it real, but Campbell’s was a good dinner option for our family. As long as I can find a good salad, I’m a happy gal! They had many to choose from. Another restaurant that we enjoyed while in Chelan was Bear Foods Market Creperie. They make delicious savory crepes that are ideal for breakfast and lunch, and are dairy, gluten, egg and soy free! I felt like I hit the jackpot when we discovered this cute little cafe that served fresh infused lavender chamomile water. It was so good, I wanted to bring a gallon home with me!
Exploring Chelan after dinner also led us to this fun backdrop and an impromptu photo sesh.
I packed a few of my favorite Asos pieces for this trip that I’ve linked in today’s post. The blue denim dress that I’m wearing felt somewhat like a mumu. But hey, it was comfy and an easy option for casual dinners. I paired it with a straw hat, some mules and my favorite sunnies from Tom Ford.
On one of our last evenings in Chelan, we had dinner at Tsillan Cellars. The views from this upscale Italian eatery were to die for! We didn’t get to do the wine tasting this time, but we did get a bottle of their Pinot Grigio to share. It was light, fruity, and summery and left us wanting to plan another trip for wine tasting soon.
We ended our little getaway with a day at Slide Waters waterslides. A recommended activity for kids. Another note. There’s a fun candy store just before Leavenworth when traveling to Chelan. They had more taffy than I’ve ever seen in my life and a great variety of vintage treats like jawbreakers, that brought me back to my childhood. If you ever travel to Chelan it’s definitely worth stopping there and in Leavenworth as well.
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