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Jul 1, 2017 - Grandy creek TT

Hey im writing this late because of no wifi,we have moved to the coast to a campground near Anacortes,wa that was on our list but was full for the holiday,ill talk more about on next post.Grandy creek was very nice mountain campground that shared with a KOA,all the Amenities.We visited Mt.Baker and some nice waterfalls but the highlight had to be North Cascades NP with its peaks dams and Auqa blue lakes which Sandy had fun again swimming has been good for her to get some swim time.the weather has been warm clear days for a week ,we hope it...

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Aug 27, 2016 - Marvelous Marblemount

Meet Marshall. Marshall is a 32 yr old ER nurse in Portland. We met Marshall walking away from a gas station on hwy 20 in Marblemount, carrying a small gas can...and a well-stuffed backpack. We were out for a drive, planning on exploring a short (10mile) backroad along the Skagit River....down one side, cross and back along the other...easy day, easy drive. We asked him if he needed a lift? He hesitated and explained he wasn't going along the highway, but along the same back road. Oh! No problem, we are going that way too! So he climbed...

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May 2016

Aug 10, 2015 - Plans in Cement

John and I often laugh and say that our travel plans are always made in Jello; i.e., subject to change ... nothing firm. This summer, the plan was to head to Idaho, after a visit along the coast of Washington. But the weather, drought, wild fires, etc. have caused us to change the plans a little here and there. We lingered longer in Washington on the water because it seemed to be the cleanest and coolest place. We were going to leave Washington via Highway 2 east that would take us the southern route to the town of Leavensworth, a place we...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Jun 17, 2014 - Concrete

Arrived in Concrete and found there was no WiFi so no entries from there. We pulled into town and noticed a very pretty church and stopped to take a picture. As I was doing that a truck pulled up with California plates. We talked to the couple and found they were married at the church 49 years ago. The wife is a native of Concrete and told us Tobias Wolfe, the author, went to high school there. He wrote a book about his experiences, This Boys Life. So, we ordered the book from Kindle and found it to be very interesting. So we got the movie...

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Washington 2014

May 30, 2013 - Turning Eastward

Days 86 - 87 of The Big Trip The 29th was a travel day and, just as Clark and I finished stowing all the hoses, cords and jack pads, the skies opened up. I had to stand, arms extended, to welcome even more rain. It had also taken some time to rid everything of dozens of wooly worms. Didn't want to squash them in the awnings. The rain quit while we hooked up the trailer and then rained on us most of our drive. We did stop for fuel, but even with putting in 104 gallons of diesel, our total transit time was just 1-1/2 hours. I think we were...

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Aug 17, 2011 - Generators

The day started off with one of the generators giving me problems. I am having a hard time starting it plus once started, it runs for a few seconds and then quits. Time to get the manual out. I think the problem is bad fuel. According to the manual, the fuel can go bad in 30 days. I should have been putting an additive in to keep it fresh. I need to run all the old fuel through and get some fresh in the tanks. Hopefully the carburetor isn’t fouled up. The spark plug is ok, the air filter is ok. The oil is ok. Hopefully it is just the gas...

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C & C's Adventures

Aug 16, 2011 - No Phone, No Internet, No TV Reception

This was a nice short drive up the hill to Baker Lake. It is up in the mountains with nothing but trees and plants as far as the eye can see. The forest is not the same as it was in Montana. It is more open so more sun reaches the ground and more plants are growing. When we get to the campground, there are only four or five other campers. We have our choice of sites and pick one that I think we can get satellite reception. We have sewer and water, but no electric. I will have to drag the generators out of the front basement. It’s time to...

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Aug 15, 2011 - Work Day

Not much to say. Carolyn went to do laundry and I vacuumed and cleaned. We worked on the journal and watched a movie. Tomorrow is moving day. We will be going to the campground by the dam we looked at the other day. It is a short 16 miles up to the campground and I don’t think we will have any phone service so no internet. We will be staying two days before going to another Thousand Trails campground. We will see if Carolyn can get by without phone and internet service for 2 days.

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Aug 14, 2011 - Church, Movie, Shopping

Church was at 11:00 so we headed out about 10:00 to find it and maybe check out Sedro- Woolley. The town is closer than we thought and the church is right along the way. We get there early and decide to drive around and check out the town. We hit the edge of town and decide to drive to Burlington to go to church instead. That is where we plan on going to the movie and doing our shopping. We find an SBC church. It has an older congregation and the pastor has just got back from a 3 month sabbatical. He looked about 65-70 years old. He had...

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Aug 13, 2011 - Exploring

We didn’t go to town until after lunch. We stopped to get a haircut and found the hairdresser reading a book, so we got right in. I got a haircut and Carolyn got her bangs shortened. The hairdresser was very nice and told us about some places to see while we are in the area. We made a swing through town to get some small finish nails to put a piece of door casing back on that had come off. Downtown is only one block long, but has a hardware store that reminds me of the hardware store in the town I grew up in. They carry a little bit of...

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Aug 12, 2011 - Look at the Trees

We left the North Cascades National Park and followed the Skagit River. We are driving through forest of trees, some overhanging the road and forming a canopy over it. It is amazing how big the trees are and how bushy and full they are. The Skagit River is the largest river in west Washington and carries 20% of the water that goes into Puget Sound. It is the 3rd largest river in the northwest and is home to 5 different kinds of salmon. It also has one of the largest wintering bald eagle populations in the lower 48 states. We arrived at the...

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Jul 23, 2011 - Concrete Fly-in

July 23 Concrete Fly-in. We head out around 10:00 to go down to Concrete. We will meet our car club at the Fly-in. We spend time looking at airplanes and cars and then hop on the bus to downtown for the street fair and Saturday market. Don’t find anything we can’t live without. So it is off to lunch with Ericson’s and then back to the airport. We sit around for about an hour and since everyone is beginning to leave we head back to Rockport. Potluck B-B-Q is at 5:00 and at 6:45 we head out the backway to Cascadian Farm for ice-cream. There...

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RG and the Rallly

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