Photos: 2017 Play The Gap

Play The Gap
Report & Photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets

On Friday, May 19th through Sunday May 21st, 2017, the 2nd annual “Play The Gap” happened in Union Gap, WA at the Central Washington Agricultural Museum.

PlayTheGap is a FREE event that focuses on introducing youth & adults to a “Slice of Americana” through many educational programs and activities. “Slice of Americana” refers to a simpler time before IPhones & computers demanded so much attention, a time when chatting with a neighbor over a cup of coffee was all the entertainment that was needed. PlayTheGap is an exciting, safe event where people of all ages can unplug from their hectic schedules, learn some usable skills, and enjoy good music, good food, and some good, old fashioned fun.

There was free on-site camping and many people camped. There were a lot of vintage trailers, teardrops, tents and other RVs.

Music was played throughout the park. There were music work shops, concerts, jams, and contest. Along with that was square dancing were everyone had a chance to learn.

There were many arts and craft vendors. Saturday was the big day for vending.

For food, there was Just 2 Guys BBQ, Selah Sweets, and Dutch Oven Cooking by Northwest Dutch Oven Society.

There was a lot of other fun thing too like, a Quilt Block Challenge, Classic Cars/Trucks CruZin’ Parade, Kid’s Activities, and Raffles.

Here are some photos of the 2017 Play The Gap:

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Eastern Washington Adventures


Selah Sweets - Eastern Washing AdventuresSelah Sweets
makes handcrafted snacks, shaved ice, and has souvenirs.
Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.

Eastern Washington Adventures
is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.


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Photos: Eastern Washington Adventures May 2017 Road Trip

Eastern Washington Adventures May 2017 Road Trip
Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures.
Report & photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets

On Monday, May 15th, 2017, Eastern Washington Adventures did a Road Trip. Three vehicles with members met up in Vantage, WA at 10 AM. We convoyed across the Columbia River on I-90 and headed east on SR26. We stopped at the Hatton Coulee Rest Area just past US395 to met two more members in their truck & camper.

We all continued on SR26 and then turned onto SR261 in Washtucna. We ran SR261 to Palouse Falls. We stopped to see the water fall and have lunch.

After lunch we ran SR261 south to Lyons Ferry State Park. We took a walk through the park to look at the old ferry and then over to the Snake River.

After our hike through Lyons Ferry State Park, we continued south across the Snake River Bridge aka Lyons Ferry Bridge. We turned off of SR261 at Starbuck, WA and ran the back roads to US12 near Dayton, WA. We headed west though Dayton and stopped to camp at Lewis and Clark Trail State Park.

We set up our two camps at Lewis and Clark Trail State Park, then took a hike in that park. We took the trail and walk down to the Touchet River which runs along the north board of Lewis and Clark Trail State Park. We watched crop dusters flying around the park. We hike on around the trail to the park entrance and then crossed US12 to the day use area of the park. The day use part of the park had a lot of historic information signs telling about Lewis and Clark’s adventure. After reading the signs and letting the kids play some, we headed back across the highway. Some went to start dinner and the rest of us finished off the trail back to camp. We head a potluck dinner around the campfire and then enjoyed the warm night.

The next morning we woke up to everything being wet. The rain had moved into the area. We packed up camp and parted ways.

Here are some photos of the Eastern Washington Adventures May 2017 Road Trip:

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Eastern Washington Adventures


Selah Sweets - Eastern Washing AdventuresSelah Sweets
makes handcrafted snacks, shaved ice, and has souvenirs.
Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.

Eastern Washington Adventures
is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.


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Upcoming: Play The Gap

PLAY THE GAP

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PLAY THE GAP
May 19-21, 2017

Info from the Facebook Event page

PlayTheGap is a FREE event that focuses on introducing youth & adults to a “Slice of Americana” through many educational programs and activities. “Slice of Americana” refers to a simpler time before IPhones & computers demanded so much attention, a time when chatting with a neighbor over a cup of coffee was all the entertainment that was needed. PlayTheGap is an exciting, safe event where people of all ages can unplug from their hectic schedules, learn some useable skills, and enjoy good music, good food, and some good, old fashioned FUN!

FREE CAMPING! Visit the Website for more details – www.playthegap.com

Vendors, Musician Applications for 2018 being accepted
Music Workshops, Vintage Trailers, Food Vendors, Concerts,
Square (Contra) Dancing, Quilt Block Challenge, CruZin’ Parade for Classic Cars, Trucks, Hotrods, Pick N Bow Contest (Fiddle Contest & Other Instruments), Dutch Oven Cooking, Jamming, Kid’s Activities, Raffles

Please visit the official web site for other information: www.playthegap.com


Eastern Washington Adventures


Selah Sweets - Eastern Washing AdventuresSelah Sweets
makes handcrafted snacks, shaved ice, and has souvenirs.
Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.

Eastern Washington Adventures
is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.


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Photos: Wenas Recreation Area Camp Out & Clean Up

Wenas Recreation Area Camp Out & Clean Up
Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures and the Department of Natural Resources.
Sponsored by Selah Sweets

Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets & Flint Buchman.

On Thursday, May 4th, 2017, my son Doc and I headed up to BBQ Flats at the Wenas Recreation Area to set up camp for the weekend camp out. It was a very nice day to be in the mountains. That evening it started to sprinkle but it was warn enough to be out in t-shirts. Doc did some Pine-cone Golfing as I took photos of the cool rainbow. We sat under the pop-up with the propane campfire going into the night. Doc slept in the campervan with me since the tarp was not big enough to keep rain out of his tent. Lucky he did, because around 1 AM we had a thunder and lightening storm. It lasted around 40 minutes and then there was a heavy downpour.

On Saturday, May 6th, 2017, volunteers and Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) met up at our camp for the clean up. At 9:30 AM groups headed out. Two groups in ORVs headed out to replace Green Dot markers and pick up trash. Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 headed out to pick up trash from BBQ Flats to and through Cascade Camp.

Around 3:30 PM all the groups meet back up at BBQ Flats with the trash and tools for the DNR to take back to the Ahtanum Guard Station.

The campers had dinner and enjoyed the campfire. The wind made it a cold night.

Sunday was a very nice day. Everyone packed up and headed home.

This was a great time takes to all who came out.

Here are some photos of the Wenas Recreation Area Camp Out & Clean Up:

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Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 garbage truck!

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Wenas Recreation Area Camp Out & Clean Up

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Eastern Washington Adventures


Selah Sweets - Eastern Washing AdventuresSelah Sweets
makes handcrafted snacks, shaved ice, and has souvenirs.
Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.

Eastern Washington Adventures
is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.


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Selah Sweets Shaved Ice

Selah Sweets Shaved Ice

Shaved Ice Here!

Oh the sky would be blue,
and you guys will be there too
When I finally do what frozen things do in
summer. – Olaf

Selah Sweets Shaved Ice!

Get your Shaved Ice at Eastern Washington Adventures in Selah Sweets.
3250 Selah Loop Rd., Selah, WA 98942

Spring Hours: Monday – Fridays from 10 PM until 6 PM.
Open some Saturdays & Sundays too!

Note: Closed for off-site work; May 5th, May 12th, Wednesday May 24th – Monday May 29th.


Eastern Washington Adventures


Selah Sweets - Eastern Washing AdventuresSelah Sweets
makes handcrafted snacks, shaved ice, and has souvenirs.
Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.

Eastern Washington Adventures
is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.


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