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Jun 3, 2019 - Mount Rainier to Kelso

A long night in the Anchorage airport got to airport at 11:00 Pm and my plane stated boarding at 4:40 AM got a little sleep, were quite a few people sleeping at the airport and at 4:00 in morning sorta looked like a bunch of zombies walking around, LOL. It was a 3 hour flight to Seattle got a bit more sleep on the plane, got my checked bag and off to the shuttle bus stop for my ride to the car parking lot, got to my car everything was good loaded up and back on the road. I head to Mount Rainier National Park for a nice scenic drive there is...

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Jul 14, 2018 - But it's a dry heat...

July 11 Day trip to Pendleton, OR, where famous wool blankets have been made since 1909. A very western town with well preserved historic downtown, host (in September) to one of ten largest rodeos in the world, home to saddle makers and 'cowboy/girl' hat shops. And, yes, we bought a hat ( size 7 fits us both). July 12 - 110 mi., 95*, camped at first Harvest Hosts site ($50/yr, free nights if you buy products at farms/wineries/museums) in Zilla, WA. Where we went to 5 of many many wineries in Yakima Valley. Lesson learned- four wine...

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Jul 14, 2018 - Leg # 19 - Turning inland

/// Friday – July 13th. Geez….! A Travel Day: Leg # 19 This is probably about our mid-point in our summer travels. While we have tried to enjoy our visit along the Oregon/Washington coastline we are both looking forward to turning inland. The weather and the fact that we both caught colds during our visit here dampened our opportunity to get the most out of our travels along the coast. I can’t remember the last time I had to run the AC. I even put away the shorts during much of this time. // Our route today will take us back south along Hwy...

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Nov 5, 2017 - Kelso WA

A fierce wind came up last night and I was sure we would've woken up in a different campsite this morning. It blew all night and we were not sure we would be leaving today. It was down to small gusts by 9am so we packed up, and then the wind picked up again! We hit the highway, the wind died a few miles down the road and then were driving in snow flurries almost to Olympia. The plan today was to drive thru Seattle on a Sunday to avoid much of the traffic. When checking Washington's DOT department of transport I seen traffic alerts between...

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Aug 12, 2016 - La Push to Kelso

La Push to Kelso Day 85: Thursday August 11, 2016 We moved from La Push to Kelso, Washington (214 miles). Our stop in Kelso was motivated by a visit with our friends Bob and Anita Craig (Bob is Brian’s high school classmate). They live in Oregon, across the Columbia River from Kelso. There was low fog when we left La Push at 7:45 am but visibility was acceptable. We could see where the sun was which indicated it would eventually burn off the fog layer—and it did soon after we passed Forks, though there were occasional patches until we...

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Jun 7, 2016 - Kelso, Washington

Not much to report today. We had another long travel day, about 250 miles. The most exciting part of our day was driving through Seattle. :-) We made it to the edge of Washington to the town of Kelso. We thought about driving on to Oregon, but we were too exhausted. We stopped at this park before and knew it was a nice park. We didn’t do anything but park and sleep. We will be on the road again early in the morning. Planning to stop somewhere in Oregon tomorrow. Check back later for more from our travels to California.

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Nov 30, 2015 - Kelso, Washington

We had a much shorter drive today, only about 250 miles. We stopped at the Brookhollow RV Park in Kelso, Washington. It is a nice park with pull through sites. We are so happy to be close to our final destination in Sequim, Washington. Only about 150 miles to go tomorrow. We had rain all day with some ice mix. I am adding the few pictures I was able to take today. Check back later for more from Washington.

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Aug 13, 2015 - Mountains and Waterfalls

We left Salem, Or and drove to Mt. Hood hoping the air was clean enough to see the mountain. I almost turned around because of the smoke in the air from fires burning in this area. Glad I didn't because our view of Mt. Hood was beautiful. From there we checked out the waterfalls on Columbia River Gorge. Also drove up Larch Mountain where you can see Mt. Hood, Mt. Saint Helens, and Mount Rainier. The hike to the top was a waste because you could not see them due to smoke. Along the way were many vineyards and tree nurseries. Acres and acres...

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JC&Linda Clark

Jul 31, 2015 - Kelso, Wa

We left Mount Vernon at about 930 am and headed North to Camping World picking up a couple of things......Then South bound down I-5, hoping to slip through Seattle in between rush hours. It never turns out the way you hope. We took Highway 405 which goes around Seattle. Our GPS receives traffic info and, as we got closer, traffic began to slow and the GPS announced the traffic ahead was slowing/stopping. Oh boy, we got held up about an extra hour but managed to move through without too much of a problem. The thing about Washington is the...

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Jun 4, 2014 - Mt St Helen

Today started as a lazy day, we slept in till 8 AM, had a nice breakfast and puttered around for a little while. We finally got into the car at 10:30 to start our trip to Mt. St. Helens. We had a 10 mile drive north on I-5 to the W-504, which is the main road to Mt St Helens. Our first stop was at the state visitor's center which is within 5 miles of the freeway but is 50 miles from the mountain. On clear days you can see the mountain, but this morning it was cloudy so we couldn't see it. Back in spring 1994 after Charlotte and I had been...

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Jun 3, 2014 - And into Washington

Easy day, should be just 4 hours driving. Got up a little later and took a mile walk before starting the day. I will lose weight on this trip, if it kills me. Noticed that the weather had changed, today was overcast and cool. Had a good breakfast and then closed up the RV. The RV park we stayed in was right next door to a Truck Stop and I noticed they had a truck scale. I had been looking for a truck scale for some time so that I can weigh the motorhome, which then enables me to figure out the correct tire pressure in my tires. Done. So we...

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Jul 30, 2013 - Drive to Kelso, Washington

Excitedly we started our trip to Kelso. This is the longest drive of the trip. It took about 4 hours. We left Anacortes at 1015 am and arrived in Kelso at about 230 pm. With a great sigh of relief we breezed thru Seattle and Olympia. Well not really. We did slow down to about 30 mph at one point for a very short time. What a relief! The trip down to Kelso was great and it was nice to be back at Kelso which we historically use as a start point for our trip into Oregon. We were meeting friends from Freds work. They texted that they were one...

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Summer Trip 2013

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