Thursday, April 30, 2015

Lake Chelan Helicopters

The most exciting part of our weekend was going up for a helicopter ride with Lake Chelan Helicopters!

We've never been in a helicopter before!  Last fall, we took an old timey airplane ride around Seattle, but this was such a different experience for a number of reasons:  we could see outside the aircraft much easier, there was a lot more personal interaction with our pilot, Dale, and there was the amazing landscape around Manson.

Dale was the perfect tour guide!  A local who grew up in the area, he is a wealth of knowledge around the landscape and the community.  
We got picked up right at our hotel; we felt like celebrities!

Panoramic view of our awesome hotel (more about that tomorrow!)

^  I took so many photos of the scene above trying to capture how amazingly gorgeous it was, especially with the sunset, but you'll just have to take my word for it!
Dale took us up to the nearby mountains and we landed on Cooper's Mountain, a popular place for Dale to  take couples on romantic picnics.
Gorgeous view, right??

As you can see, Lake Chelan, Manson, and the surrounding area is a true agricultural community.  

^Wapato Point in Manson

The sunset was so pretty from up in the helicopter!!!

There's our hotel, Mountain View Lodge, with the pretty lake behind it:

Dale tailors each ride to what you want to see and do, so make sure to talk to him about what your dream ride entails!

Thank you Dale for a memorable and exciting helicopter tour!  

See more travel posts here or here!

*We were welcomed as guests of Mountain View Lodge, but all opinions are our own*

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