Summer 2012 - The Big Circle Tour travel blog

Bridge into Washington at Longview

Lots of Lumber

First Peak at Rainier from Longview

Mounthaven Campsite

Alexander's Inn Garden

Can You Name this Bird?

Butterfly

"What Are You Looking At?"


Today was our day to leave the water and head for the mountains. We headed south out of Long Beach and crossed the bridge into Astoria from where we headed east on route 30. We crossed back over the Columbia at Longview past an expansive lumber yard and then east to I-5 for our first interstate travel in quite awhile.

We only did about 30 miles on I-5 before turning east again on route 12, then north on 7, and east on 703 to Mounthaven Resort, out home for the next week. Mount Haven will be a nice warmup for our upcoming days in Canada. We have no phone signal, no TV, and wifi only available at the office. On the other hand our site is beautifully nestled in the tall trees and very peaceful.

We set up and then went to dinner at Alexander’s Inn, only about a half mile up the road. We had a nice, if slightly overpriced, dinner at a window table overlooking a neat little garden where birds and butterflies entertained us.

Mounthaven is only a half mile from an entrance to Mount Rainier National Park, so we will be spending some of our time here visiting my very favorite mountain!

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