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At Lake Pleasant in Bothell



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Harriet Hunt Lake

Except for a run to the grocery store across the street we were at the CG all day. Around 5:00 our good friends and former VT neighbors, Jay & Tina, arrived. They have sold their house and until a week ago were also staying here at Lake Pleasant CG. Their fiver is still in storage here until they move it to their new property they bought near Lake Chelan. They continue to have a very successful full service landscape business in the Seattle area. We had a very nice visit and enjoyed a delicious dinner at Beardslee Public House. Everything (that they can) is made in-house. Good beer too!! All too soon it was time to say goodbye – for now.

Wednesday – today we moved north 90 miles to the Cedars RV Resort in Ferndale, WA. This is a nice Passport America park. We are close to the Alaska Ferry terminal in Bellingham. We took care of some business, had linner at Five Guys and walked around the Park a few times before heading in. Tomorrow we will tour the tulip fields south of here.


We did tour the tulip fields around Mt Vernon – gorgeous! We partook of the Kiwanis Salmon BBQ and met some very nice local folks. One couple RVed for about 15 years. One guy was a dyed-in-the-wool Bernie fan and tried to talk our ears off. Still have ‘em!

Friday we drove down to Bellingham and got in line for the ferry. We chatted at length with one of the AK Marine Highway System (AMHS) employees, Malcom. We learned a little about AMHS and the ferries. We were the 3rd from the last to board – around 5:45. But that meant that we would be one of the first to get off. The trip from Bellingham to Ketchikan, AK takes 38 hours. We had an outside cabin with a bathroom so that made it a very pleasant journey. It was cold and windy outside so we spent most of our time in the uppermost forward lounge. The food was good and the scenery – OMG! Everyone should do the Inside Passage. We got off as scheduled at 7:00 AM Sunday. A beautiful day, cool and bright sun. We are set up at a NFS site on Ward Lake. Great spot. We spent much of the day touring the roads around town. There is only one main road. In doing so, we met and visited with some locals. Alaska has some unusual but a lot of great people. Also saw a mink, deer, eagle (yes – only one) and a large black bear. Not bad for a start.

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