2013 USA Pacific Northwest travel blog

Elma, WA - Elma RV Park - site B3

Elma, WA - Elma RV Park - site B3, another view

Elma, WA - Elma RV Park - site B3, and another

Hammond, OR to Elma, WA 0 - our route - 103 miles

Hammond, OR to Elma, WA 1 - another tunnel and this one...

Hammond, OR to Elma, WA 2-the weather makes picture taking a little...

Hammond, OR to Elma, WA 3 - Though we are on the...

Hammond, OR to Elma, WA 4 - with a few cattle pastures...

Hammond, OR to Elma, WA 5 - but occasionally we see the...

Hammond, OR to Elma, WA 6 - one of the fishing boats...

Hammond, OR to Elma, WA 7 - downtown Raymond, WA - we...

Hammond, OR to Elma, WA 8 - we have found that most...

Hammond, OR to Elma, WA 9 - lots of Lupine along the...

Hammond, OR to Elma, WA 10 - downtown Elma, a colorful and...

Hammond, OR to Elma, WA 11

Hammond, OR to Elma, WA 12 - the Rusty Tractor, where we...

Hammond, OR to Elma, WA 13 - also very aptly named!

Wolf Haven 1 - one of the many wolves in the property

Wolf Haven 2

Wolf Haven 3

Wolf Haven 4

Wolf Haven 5

Wolf Haven 6 - this one was a little tired

Wolf Haven 7

Wolf Haven 8

Satsop Nuclear Plant 1 - this nuclear power plant was aborted after...

Satsop Nuclear Plant 2 - this is the second cooling tower


It was an uneventful, rainy, 103 miles from Hammond, OR to Elma, WA. There was very little of it along the coast and it was under wet, gray skies so, sorry, no gorgeous pictures of the coast. We are staying at the Elma RV Park with a full hookup, 50 amps site that has good Verizon and MiFi, but I had to put out the portable dish to get the satellite since there is a tree hanging over the roof dome!

Our main purpose in coming to Elma was to get a little closer to the Seattle/Tacoma airport to pick up our daughter, Misty, so she could accompany us for a couple of weeks as we tour the Olympic National Park.

Friday, Doris did a couple of wash loads and then we went into Elma so she could get her hair cut and I could get my ears lowered as well.

Saturday we picked up Misty and that was about all we got accomplished other than picking up a few things we needed at the Safeway in Olympia.

Sunday we went back a little south of Olympia to visit the International Wolf Haven. There we had a guided tour and learned a little more about wolves. All of the wolves at the Haven were once pets until their owners found they are forever wild and cannot be tamed.

After leaving there, we returned to the Elma area and went to the old Satsop Nuclear Plant. This plant was about 75% finished when the project was abandoned due to lack of public support after the Three-Mile Island incident and mainly to a serious lack of funds causing the Washington Public Power Supply System to default on their bonds. Each of these towers was projected to furnish 1,250 Megawatts of Electricity - enough for about 650,000 homes. It's now one of the top office parks in Washington.

Monday was spent taking care of odds and end around the Mothership as well as just relaxing and visiting. Tomorrow we head for Forks, WA to start our visit to the Olympic National Park.

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