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Aug 7, 2018 - Steamboat Rock State Park

August 7 - 9 As we were driving north we saw lots of smoke from nearby forest fires. This park had a lot of smoke too and unfortunately the views were not clear. Our site 9 was a back in site with really no view. The park was totally full with lots of boats and RVs and tents. This park is very nice and has lots of green areas. Some of the sites are actually right next to the Banks Lake. Some areas on the lake allowed boaters to tie their boat right next to their campsites. There are trails around the different loops with views of...

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Millers RV Travels

Sep 22, 2013 - 9th District Conference

Well, we got up a little bit later, had breakfast and hit the road. I dropped Nancy off in Ephrata, stopping first at Walmart to check air pressure in the tires. We had a tire pressure sensor light come on. After waving good morning to Rosie, our granddaughter, I left for my next meeting. Electric City is essentially the proverbial wide spot in the road, just a few miles from Grand Coulee Dam. I haven't been there since 1989. Not much has changed, though more businesses are closed. This District elected to have a combined Legion-Auxiliary...

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Jul 29, 2013 - Steamboat Rock State Park

It seemed hot to us (97) when we arrived at Steamboat Rock State Park about 2:30 pm. Fortunately the humidity was low so Brian was able to set up without suffering.  We arrived on July 26th and departed on July 29th, a three night stay. Steamboat Rock State Park is located about 20 miles south of Grand Coulee Dam with an address in Electric City, Washington about 7 miles north. We planned this stop to see and tour Grand Coulee Dam. Note: “coulee” is French with “gully” as one translation. The notion of a gully is greatly expanded in the...

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Jul 20, 2012 - Ephrata, WA

Further west, we drove through some amazing rock formations carved by the Columbia River; one aptly named Steamboat Rock. We also saw an area of the Columbia known for its mineral content; it looked like soap suds around the rock embankment. Today known as Soap Lake, it was once an area frequented by Ancient Indians for healings. We stopped at Dry Falls, named because of the now dry falls since the damming of The Columbia River. This huge carved rock hole was once a mighty fall: 3.5 miles wide and a 400’ drop; Niagara Falls is 1 mile wide...

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Jul 18, 2012 - Grand Coulee Dam, Electric City, WA

The truck didn’t want to leave the lake and wouldn’t start. It got flooded when we cranked it to move it slightly and turned it off too soon. So, we waited her out and she begrudgingly cranked 30 minutes later. As we traveled west into WA, the landscape changed drastically from lush and green with trees to arid desert with scrub brush. There were, however, beautiful farms on either side of the road, irrigated by the canals from the Grand Coulee damming of the Columbia River. Alfalfa, canola, corn, wheat, beans, onions and mint (WA supplies...

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Jun 1, 2011 - Our trip to Grand Coulee

Our trip to the Grand Coulee area in Washington, USA started by chance. We had intended to spend a few days in September 2010 in the Birch Bay area. Unfortunately, it rained so bad, we were locked in , so we decided to move East. East to where? well we just went East, well South 1st to Bellevue, then East. We took the Stevens pass towards Spokane and came upon the most beautiful place. Dry Falls, not far from Coulee City. We were fortunate to find a campsite in the Dry Falls State Park campground. It was sunny and warm. We liked it so much...

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Grand Coulee

Aug 14, 2007 - Electric City, Washington

Continuing south on 97 we are still in lake country. The lakes are very nice but Southern British Columbia is a resort area and the traffic is heavy. We have not had to deal with traffic in a long time and it takes away from the scenery! We reach the border and again there is no problem crossing. The border guard checks out our map on the side of the RV. We talk a bit about Texas and then answer the standard questions. "Welcome to Washington" Washington State is not at all what we expect. The mountains look more like the southwest! We leave...

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