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Jul 8, 2019 - Coupeville, WA

We are on Whidbey Island at our friends Darrel and Diane's. Their place is out in the country and surrounded by trees. The water is less than a 1/4 of a mile away. The ferry to Port Townsend is only three miles. We have done some sight seeing and visiting while we are here. We had never been to Whidbey Island as Darrel and Diane used to live on Bainbridge Island. They now have a 5 acre wooded lot and beautiful home here, which they are building a 3 vehicle garage. They poured the walks on our 2nd day here. We visited the area where the...

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Jun 20, 2012 - Northwestern Washingtom

After our exciting day driving in Seattle, we had a quiet holiday weekend in a wonderful Thousand Trails preserve outside of Monroe, WA. We spent Saturday in Edmonds attending the Art Festival. Sunday we went to La Conner and were surprised to find a very charming town full of galleries and boutiques. There was a boat show at which I entered a raffle. We both won $100 gift certificates on Princess but doubt we will ever use them because we would have to go through the local agent. It would be difficult to beat prices at vacationstogo.com. I...

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Sep 8, 2010 - Coupeville, WA

I drove to Coupeville Washington, and then I had to go pick up Susan at the Seattle/Tacoma Airport. It was over a 2 hour drive each way. Her plane landed at about 10 PM and we got back to the trailer at about 1 PM. In the morning after breakfast we went and visited Tailgate Ranch. It is the name of a Basset Hound kennel that got us started in bassets. They have 10 acres and two houses with Gail Allen, Gill, and Mo. They are still in Basset Hounds and currently have 20 adults. Susan pressured me with a request to get a basset. I said no....

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Alaska 2010

Apr 30, 2009 - Whidbey Island - again!

Ten points down, one hundred to go! On Sunday, we headed out to Whidbey Island for the first leg of our Go for the Gold Social Studies Challenge. Our goal was to get a photo of Zac in front of the Deception Pass sign, another in front of the bunkers at Fort Casey, and another in front of an exhibit inside the lighthouse at Fort Casey. We left at 8:00 a.m., and went the same route we had taken a couple of weeks ago on our camping trip. We made excellent time, with almost no traffic, and so decided to drive by the Fidalgo Bay RV Resort to...

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Future Tripping

Jul 5, 2008 - Whidby Island, WA

Whidbey Island is the longest island in the continental United States. And although is is an island it was settled early in terms of the state of Washington's history. Coupeville, settled in 1853, is the state's second oldest town. It's early history is tied into Joseph Whidbey, who sailed with Capt. Vancouver in the 1790's. Mr. Whidbey met with the Native Americans and established trade and friendly relationships on the island. Much of the early history of the island can be gleaned from a visit to www.islandhistory.org. Earlier in this...

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Ron & Jane's Travels

Sep 25, 2007 - Whidbey Island - South

Whew! After a 3 week span of either being on the go or being in an area that had no computer access, we finally are getting the journal caught up. We have been dancing around Whidbey Island for a while, and we finally got there. It has changed quite a bit since I left in Dec '71. Back then you couldn't give away land - now it's at a premium. It's still a Navy town, and it's still a beautiful island. We spent the first part camped at Fort Casey state park. It was dry camping, but for a few days we had a great base for exploring the south...

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Mar 17, 2007 - Vancouver to Seattle

Why did the dinosaur cross the road? (see end of this entry for the answer) Through the border no problems. Didn't even need the letter from Daryl but gave them the passports so don't know if they would have asked if I didn't. Traffic to Seattle was heavy so I have to say I am really glad I did it that way rather than driving down in the morning. Checked into hotel and went for a swim then dinner. We made all the waiters laugh with our jokes at the table. Some were pure silliness (really!) and others were very creative but all in all - the...

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4 Girls Going Places

Oct 4, 2006 - Home at last

We had a great trip back all the way to Bellevue...then reality set in with the I-405 traffic. After being on the backroads of Idaho, Montana and Oregon, it was a rude awakening!!! We had solid traffic all the way to Camano Island!!! Well, thank you for coming along with us on our first trip. Our house is due to close on October 30, so stay tuned....I will let you know when we hit the road for good. Hope you will join us....

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