Greetings from Prosser, Washington!
Prosser is a small town about 195 miles northeast of Vancouver. Mumzies has been itching to get out of the wet weather for a while now and Prosser is east of the Cascade Mountain Range, meaning it is out of the rain forest that is western Washington State.
Our first stop in Prosser was at the historic old downtown area where we were exploring all the little shops available in the quaint little downtown. There were a couple of antique stores, a really nice art store, an old theater, and a wild west saloon. Although we didn’t go into the saloon, we took a stroll past it and it looked kind of interesting.
After exploring the downtown area, we headed over to Jeremy’s 1896 Public House. The house was one of the first homes built in Prosser (in 1896) and was the home of the first Mayor of Prosser E.W.R Taylor. The food was outstanding! We ordered the artichoke dip crostini for an appetizer and were so very pleasantly surprised at how delicious it was. Mumzies also had a pulled pork sandwich and Papa had a Tuscan pizza. The food was fresh and delicious, we were very happy with our lunch decision.
With our bellies full or at least seemingly so, Mumzies sweet tooth was leading her to a specialty cherry shop called Chukar Cherries. Chukar Cherries has an assortment of dried and candied cherries, and they are happy to provide samples for everything in the store. Mumzies’ favorites were the black forest and the Rainier cherry truffles. Yes, she had to get a package of each!
Our final stop of the day was at the Benton County Historical Museum. The museum contains the history of life in early Prosser. They have exhibits on early settlement homesteads, farming and ranching techniques, native fishing in the nearby falls, a Victorian living room set which Mumzies just loved, and an extensive rifle collection that Papa found very interesting.
We thoroughly enjoyed our day in Prosser. It is said to be one of the most beautiful towns in the state and we can now understand why that is said to be.
Watch the video below to see more of our day in Prosser. Check it out!
Mumzies & Papa