Yesterday afternoon I had to make an emergency trip up to Chelan which, for the uninitiated, is pronounced "sha-lann" (but is spoken by locals more like "shell-ann")... and means Deep Water in the Salish Native American dialect (from the words "tsi-laan").
The city is named after Central Washington's premiere summertime attraction, Lake Chelan, which is indeed some deep, deep water. Like 1400 feet deep, making it the third-deepest lake in the USA, 24th deepest lake in the world. It's also very long... as in 55 miles long.
When I was a kid, I spent many summer days up at "The Lake," and have some great memories from my time there. In high school I spent many summer weekends up at "The Lake," but for entirely different reasons. All my memories from those times are fragmented and hazy.
Anyway... I haven't been here in a while and, despite making the trip for a very sad occasion, there is no denying that waking up to this view is anything but unpleasant...
From Chelan this morning, I drove back to work. Then drove three hours to Spokane this evening...
Where my first stop was Famous Ed's so I could enjoy some David's Pizza (now that David's Pizza has been destroyed)...
Still not authentic David's Da Vinci pizza, but it's a step above what I had last time. I just wish they could get the crust the way David's used to. This crust is kind of tough and chewy... not the wonderfully crusty crispy crust I loved on the original. Oh well. I remain hopeful that they'll eventually open a new David's and make the best pizza I've ever tasted once again.
And now I'm comfy in my hotel bed watching the latest episode of Happy Endings
I want cake.
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*hands Dave a piece of cake*
When I first saw your pictures I was totally pronouncing it with a Cha sound and not a Sh sound.
I’m sorry you had to make the trip for a sad occasion but I’m glad you got to see that wonderful view!
we camped at chelan this past summer and saw a bear. but the best part about it was it was one of the few trips i took where i didn’t break my leg. i love you, chelan. deeply.
Come here for cake. I made some yesterday. Or, Tuesday. Either way, it’s delicious!
I can remember listening for “the lake report” on the radio in the summer. Once the temp reached 74 degrees it was a go!! (70’s) Now, I won’t even get in my pool until it hits 88 degrees!
i am now in love with lake chelan and ba ba ba bum…pinned an image to pinterest!
(have you seen the petroglyphs?
Yep! That was a school field trip when I was a kid!
So Famous Ed’s is using David’ pizza recipes? That’s good to hear, even if the real David’s is gone.
I love love love that wing mirror shot. Nicely done sir. Oh, and that Pizza looks absolutely amazing.