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May 12, 2019 - Lynden, WA close to the border

We traveled 2.25 hours up to Lynden, 130 miles, near the Canadian border. We were not able to get three reservations together in any of the RV Parks in Birch Bay so we found Hidden Village RV Park in Lynden. Larry remember from our 2009 trip we picked up another couple to travel with in this park. The drive was basically straight up Interstate 5 past Bellevue (Microsoft’s city) to Bellingham (a large port city), where we exited onto Guide Meridian Highway 539. This is a straight shot north into Canada. We passed places and rivers with...

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Jun 11, 2015 - Lynden, Washington

This is a leisure day and making preparations to cross the boarder. (passports, registrations and ins cards) We drove into the town of Lynden today. It is a little cute Dutch settlement. The city was founded in 1871 but the Dutch did not migrate there until the mid 1900's. Actually we are 12 miles from the boarder and will be crossing early in the morning. Since we will be going into another country, we may not have access to wifi everyday and, therefore, some days I may not post.

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Perkins Alaska Trip

Jun 10, 2015 - Lynden, Washington

We left this morning (53 degrees) at approximately 8:15 after fueling and hooking up the car. Gas was $3.09 a gal and we needed almost 46 gals. 8:45 arrived in Olympia with the traffic that goes with a large city then proceeded to I 5 North. 9:25 AM we arrived in Tacoma and it was 63 degrees. At 9:50 we entered Seattle where we were delayed due to traffic that looked like an LA freeway. We finally got out of Seattle's congestion at 10:50 and entered Bellingham. This is where you would catch the ferry if you are traveling to Alaska by ferry....

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Perkins Alaska Trip

May 3, 2015 - Lynden Washington

In the morning we had a quick breakfast with Jesse and headed to Lynden Washington. We had lived there in the early 80’s before moving to New Jersey. We stayed at the KOA which was not far from our old house. We cannot believe the changes that can happen over 30 years. When we lived there, were in a house surrounded by raspberry fields. Where there were not raspberries, there were dairy farms or strawberry fields. Most of that is gone now, even the house. There are housing developments, apartments, even traffic circles now. Wow. Would never...

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Jul 11, 2013 - Front Street

Love, love, love the town of Lynden! Chosen for our morning walk (Jim needed a part from Western RV), Lynden is a click away from the Canadian border. It's 15 miles north of the RV park in Bellingham and so worth the time and effort to get there on a cloudy, cool day! I didn't carry the Nikon this time, thinking we should concentrate on exercise. Okay, so maybe I cheated a little, having my I-Phone. I slipped it out of my pocket once, capturing moments under the canopy of trees on Front Street. A tiny posted sign warns high-profile...

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Jul 5, 2013 - Lynden, WA to Williams Lake, BC

Left Lynden at 6:45am, stopped at Mickey D's for breakfast and entered Canada at 7:30am. The border crossing agent sure lacked personality! She asked us where we were from and when we said Oregon she asked us if we were driving a rental. When we said no she asked us why were were driving a truck from Washington. When we said we weren't she went outside to look then came back and passed us thru without so much as a have a nice day! She also wanted to know how many days we would be in Canada and when we tried to explain that we would be in...

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Canada & Alaska 2013

Jul 4, 2013 - Hidden Valley Campground

We are officially on vacation! Left home at 6:30am (I was 30 minutes late-not too bad)and arrived in Lynden WA at 4pm. We are staying in a really nice campground. First night in our pup tent, been a while since I did the tent thing. On to Williams Lake, BC tomorrow via Prince George and Cache Creek. Animal count - 1 deer

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Canada & Alaska 2013

Jul 4, 2013 - Happy 4th!

Happy 4th! I'm sitting here at the KOA office, waiting to check out early. They are very late arriving and I fear may have forgotten to post "not open on the 4th" signs. I hope not, or I'll have a WWIII on my hands! Jim is chomping at the bit to move down the road to Bellingham. (We stayed there several years ago and liked it, even though it's plain and simple with cable and wifi their only amenities). Not a lot of pictures taken yesterday. We did have breakfast at Dutch Mother's (see photo) and loved it! I forgot to take a picture of our...

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Jul 3, 2013 - What a Way to Celebrate!

July 2 Woods Coffee Shop in Lynden is perfect: ambiance, convenience and wifi....Everything Starbucks has plus 'woodsy' decor. Besides, they have yummy muffins and scones to munch while doing computer work. Can I help it if Jim’s not a coffehouse-kind-a-guy?? Just the cost of rolls and scones caused his eyes to roll. I dared not order mocha! On the way back to KOA, Jim stopped at Western RV Service to see if they could fix the water pump. To our surprise, they could. But it had to be today, and we had to have it there by 1 o’clock. Looking...

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Jul 2, 2013 - July 1: Made it!

Could not post last night (no wifi), so at Starbucks this morning, posting for yesterday. July 1, 2013 Another gorgeous morning! Light broke through the tall pines like venetian blinds, and the stillness of Olympia Campground was like a hushed forest. I wanted to linger forever but Jim was all about beating the traffic. With less than 200 miles to go, it should have been a breeze and taken no time at all. But leaving at 6:30 threw us into the heart of rush-hour traffic on I-5 in every city. Olympia was bad enough but bumper-to-bumper in...

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Oct 21, 2012 - Going North

We are now in Lynden, Washington just south of the Canadian border. Over the last week we travelled from Idaho, through Montana, through Idaho again and are now in Washington state. We have stopped at many beautiful scenic spots and in little towns and again stood in awe as we paused to see the quiet and sometimes fast flowing rivers,the snow capped mountains and all around us the serenity of God's creation. So far we have driven about 5500 miles (8800 km)and we are within a day's drive from our destination. Most of our days look like...

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Aug 23, 2012 - Vacation Internationale at Homestead

Stayed at Vacation Internationale at Homestead in Lynden, WA for four nights in one of our timeshares; we stayed in a 1 BR suite. We love Vacation Internationale and we love staying in timeshares!!! Note 1: On Thurs., 08/23/12, our friends Ray Fowler and Linda (aka Lin) Fowler visited us in the timeshare. Deb cooked up a nice dinner consisting of Caribbean Jerk Chicken, Fried Cabbage, and Cornbread. Lin baked a Chocolate Cake with White Icing for dessert. We washed everything down with a couple glasses of ArborMist White Zinfandel Exotic...

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