Conklin 70th Birthday Trip travel blog

Conklin 70th Birthday Trip

Welcome to our first attempt at a trip journal! Doug turns 70 on June 4th! I planned a special trip (40 days) to commemmorate 49 years with my special guy. He loves Harvey the RV, traveling with his dog Shadow and me, of course, and taking pictures along the way. And of course, we are taking our chocolate Siamese cat, Kiki, that Doug hates! She likes to sleep in between us and bites if he picks her up! Still, he is a nice guy and cleans her cat box regularly.
I purchased a Ready Camp Go card *($99 for 30 nights at $20/night + a resort fee) which enables us to stay at Thousand Trails, Naco, Leisure Travel Resorts throughout Oregon and Washington. His Senior Pass enables us to camp at Ohanapecosh in Mt. Rainier National Park for $7.50, but there are no showers, electricity, water or sewer hookups! This is not his favorite method of camping! In Winthrop, WA, I have made reservations to celebrate his birthday at a 4-star restaurant in Sun Mountain Lodge. A highlight of our trip will be tickets to see the Chihuuly Garden and Glass Museum at the Seattle Center on June 15th. We plan to see his exhibit at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma the day before. We will spend a few days with friends in Hillsboro, Oregon and we never book the first or last nights because we drive until we get tired on our way to Florence, Oregon and on our way home from Sunriver, Oregon. I like to book every night during busy seasons so we don't have to worry about finding room at the inn when we are tired and hungry. Doug loves history so we stay two nights in areas he wants to explore. Washington state makes you purchase a $30 Discovery Pass to visit state parks and they charge out of state residents an extra $5/night plus a reservation fee This is their solution for saving their parks during the budget crisis.

Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

 
 
 
Off to Oregon
 
 
 
Oregon Beginning
 
 
 
Northern Oregon
 
 
 
Ft. Stevens, OR
 
 
 
Rain, Rain and more Rain
 
 
 
Lewis & Clark Interpretive...
 
 
 
Ilwaco
 
 
 
Quinault Loop
 
 
 
Port Townsend
 
10 
 
 
Gig Harbor
 
11 
 
 
Chihuly Garden and Glass
 
12 
 
 
Northwestern Washingtom
 
13 
 
 
Whidbey and Camano Islands
 
14 
 
 
WWU Sculpture Tour
 
15 
 
 
North Central WA
 
16 
 
 
Leavenworth, Crescent Bar,...
 
17 
 
 
Mt. Rainier
 
18 
 
 
Silver Creek and Chehalis
 
19 
 
 
Home in Davis
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