This quaint town captured my heart the first time I visited back in 2016. The primary reason for my trip to Cashmere was to view The Spirit of America, a moving tribute to the tragedy commonly referred to as 9/11. I come here often to just sit quietly and contemplate life. Every year on September 11th at 11 am, a memorial service is held. Hundreds of people come and there is never a dry eye anywhere.
Cashmere is also home to The Pioneer Museum. There is an interesting exhibit indoors and there are also replicas of old buildings outside in the village. These include an old schoolhouse, church, ticket office and more. In the fall during Apple Days, yours truly dresses up in pioneer garb and volunteers in the village.
My favorite Mexican restaurant, Agave Azul, is on Cottage Avenue as is my favorite bakery, Sure To Rise. There are several other restaurants ranging from barbecue to Asian, and I’ve been to most of them over the years.
Cashmere also has a delightful library that in non-Covid times offers programs for children and adults. I’ve attended art events such as pastels and acrylics and am looking forward to June when programs will finally resume.
Aplets and Cotlets is a candy factory that offers both samples and informative tours. There are also two antique malls in Cashmere.
A vintage car show on Founders Day and Scare-Crazy in October are two other events that attract tourists. I have yet to attend the Bluegrass Festival but I do enjoy taking in the County Fair.
Back in 2016 I discovered the most beautiful red maple tree in Cashmere and I visit it regularly to take photos from the time it buds in the spring until it sheds leaves in the fall. My friends even visit it for me and take photos in the months I’m back in Mexico. Here’s a photo I took yesterday.
One of my favorite pastimes is just strolling down the streets of this charming town, especially when the flowers are blooming. Halloween is also a great time to visit. People here really love to decorate!
There is a strip mall on the opposite side of the highway that always gets a lot of attention. The vehicle licensing office is sandwiched between the liquor store and the pot shop.
Yes, Cashmere has something for everyone.