12 hours in Ellensburg:
First Stop – Oyama Sushi. Yes, I know it is odd to eat Sushi inland, but I promise it was excellent and fresh.
Second – Umtanum Falls. A very easy stroll, except for the ice, that leads you to the rocky outcrop on top of a falls. We decided to make our stroll more fun with a wager, that the last person to slip and fall buys the other two the first beer. Luckily and not so luckily, I was the first to go down.
Most Favorite – Iron Horse Pub. Local beer with an attitude. Their slogan is, “You’re Welcome”. With a double IPA called Double Rainbow, a stout appropriately named Irish Death and their signature hefeweizen, High Five Hef, you’re bound to fall for their sassy charm and excellent craft beer.
Last but not least – Valley Cafe for dessert and espresso. Known for their key lime pie, chocolate ganache and creme brulee. There’s no better service in town 😉
Two great coffee shops in town are D&M Espresso and Koletty’s Coffee. I love D&M for their home made soups and pastries and from the suggestion of a friend, Koletty’s white coffee is a must try.
Ellensburg is frequently visited by road trippers on their way to the Gorge over the summer and is a good middle point to stop for a break on the way to Idaho. Hopefully these suggestions will come in handy! Happy adventuring to all.