The weather cooperated, the crowds were huge and friendly, there were friends everywhere, and the best gathering of bands and musicians anywhere. The volunteers and organizers did an awesome job and the vendors brought everything imaginable. It was another amazing experience!

John Jones, Hippies On Vacation

John Jones, Hippies On Vacation


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07. March 2016 · Comments Off on The Texas Family Diner opens in Tonasket · Categories: Businesses, Dining, Music, Tonasket

After a lot of planning, hard work and a burst of energy in February The Texas Family Diner in Tonasket has opened their doors to rave reviews.

Texas Family Diner ~ Tonasket

Texas Family Diner ~ Tonasket

Here’s what people are saying:

The food and service were excellent, and the atmosphere great… I will be back.
~ Annie Wilkison

Best Pattie melt I’ve had. Fantastic good and service, I’ll be here often.
~ Melisa Waite

Great food at a great price! Friendly people and local! Thank you for coming to our little town!
~ Laurie Craig Baker

There is a stage and dance floor for live entertainment, and they are currently booking bands for live shows and weekly music jams. Contact Steven Cole for more information.

The Menu – Yum!

Texas Diner Breakfast Menu

Texas Diner Breakfast Menu

Texas Diner Lunch

Texas Diner Lunch

Texas Diner Dinner

Texas Diner Dinner

In the short term be aware they’re not accepting credit cards at this time, but that will be corrected very soon. Meantime, bring cash and have a great meal. I did!

The Texas Family Diner
220 Whitcomb Avenue (Hwy. 97)
Tonasket, Washington
509 486-4791
Hours: 7:00 am ~ 10:00 pm
Wednesday through Monday (closed Tuesdays)

If You Love Your Small Town…

by Dennis Peterson

05. December 2015 · Comments Off on If You Love Your Small Town… · Categories: Businesses, Loomis, Nighthawk, Okanagon, Omak, Oroville, Osoyoos, Riverside, Tonasket

Love with a little laughter

by Dennis Peterson

Shannon Rider Garoutte has, in a single image, given us all a smile, shown us our animals also need our love and help, and demonstrated that we cannot forget to find a moment to laugh when all around us has gone off the rails. Brilliant, funny, poignant.

Shannon Rider Garoutte Photo

Shannon Rider Garoutte Photo

Tour of Beauty

by Dennis Peterson

Despite the fires our North Okanogan remains one of the most beautiful places on earth. Here’s a visual break from the headlines – these photos were taken Aug 16 after the Nine Mile fire, and Aug 20. These images are full-size and can be clicked to enlarge.

“I shall fail if where I look my eyes see no beauty.”

Kathleen Hite

Nine Mile Road seen from Oroville

Nine Mile Road with pink splash of retardant seen from Oroville

 

East of Tonasket - the fire appears to be making its own weather

East of Tonasket – the fire appears to be making its own weather

 

Highway 97 just south of Oroville - still beautiful!

Highway 97 just south of Oroville – still beautiful!

 

East of Tonasket seen from Oroville as the sun is setting

East of Tonasket seen from Oroville as the sun is setting