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Oct 2, 2019 - Hammond, LA

Hello! We have received several emails asking if we were still alive and where we are since we have not made a posting since mid-July. To be honest, it has been a pretty quiet summer for several reasons: First, I am sure those of you that have visited the Pacific Northwest would agree that, unlike the Maine Coast, Oregon and Washington coasts are not a series of bays and inlets but rather a string of isolated beaches, cliffs and rock formations. Of course, they are beautiful, but we did not find as many little shops and restaurants. Of...

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Aug 10, 2019 - Port Townsend and the Discovery Trail

Port Townsend is one of our favorite towns. It was about a 44-mile drive on routes 101 and 20 to get there on Saturday. Our first stop was the Farmers’ Market where Sue picked up some vegetables and I had a brat rolled in a German pancake for lunch. We had tickets for the movie, “The Farewell”, at the independent Rose Theatre on Taylor Street. The town was so busy that we had to park a considerable distance up a steep hill from the theater. It was a good movie about family and tradition. After the movie we walked a short distance to...

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Aug 5, 2019 - Port Angeles

It is about 150 miles from Ferndale to the KOA near Port Angeles, WA. We arrived at the KOA abut twelve hours after leaving Ferndale. We departed The Cedars at 7 am heading south on I-5 to Mount Vernon and Freightliner Northwest. As was the case in Abbotsford, this dealer did not take motorhome service reservations. But, after taking a preliminary look under the coach, the foreman said that they could get it into the shop around noon. We headed for Ihop for some breakfast and then to the Mount Vernon Riverwalk for a 5K out-and-back walk....

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Aug 4, 2019 - Olympic National Park

Today we drove to the SolDuc Hot Springs where I used to camp with my family, as a kid. The campgrounds, pool and other buildings look very much as I remember them. From there we stopped at a spot on the river where you could see salmon jumping up the rapids when in season. Took a picture of a large Douglas Fir tree and noticed a nude young couple deciding wether they wanted to jump in the glacier fed water. Then we drove to the trail head near SolDuc, another section of the Olympic Disovery Trail. The trail runs along the north shore of...

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Aug 3, 2019 - Port Angeles

We arrived at our boondocking hosts home Friday afternoon, we are staying here until Monday morning. He had us park on his back lawn under his cherry trees. Randy is a very gracious host, provided us with electricity and offered water. His home is backed up to state land and the deer walk within feet of our camper. Saturday morning we drove 5 miles east of Port Angeles and started our ride on the Olympic Discovery Trail. We rode 10 miles back through town to the Ediz Hook and the US Coast Guard Air Station and back to the truck for a total...

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May 16, 2019 - Astoria to Port Angeles

This morning it is still raining and looks like it will be most of the day, get my car loaded up then off for some breakfast before hitting the road to Port Angeles. Gas up the car and head out across the 4 mile bridge that crosses the Columbia River into Washington state. This is the first time back in Washington State since 1985 when I did my first Alaskan cruise. The coast line here is not as rough as I have seen in the past few days, and with the rain it was fewer stops. Most of the trip was not along the beach area but more inland....

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Sep 12, 2018 - Olympic Pennsula And Canada

Olympic National Park was not initially on our path. However, it was spectacular and majestic. ONP is geographically huge with multiple points of entry. Roads are not connected like Yellowstone so we had a few days to explore the diversity of this magnificent national park. We started with the popular Hurricane Ridge area. From the visitors center, you can see Mt Olympus, the regions highest peak and dozens of glaciers on other mountains. Unfortunately the hurricane ridge trail was closed. We opted for the Cirque trail and the Kilwane...

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Aug 29, 2018 - Save the salmon. To dam or not to dam. Fun with friends.

We have been in several different Washington locations this week. Really surprised by the varying terrain. Amazed that because I have experienced one part of Washington before that I actually think I have a clue about the state. I am no longer presumptuous to think we will really know any state after such a short period of time. Yes we are planning our next adventure. Charbonnae Park was our first stop. An Army Corp of Engineering Park on Sacajawea lake. This lake was created by the Ice Harbour dam, one of eight dams on the Snake river. The...

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Aug 19, 2018 - Days 1-3, Seven Days on the Olympic Peninsula

Salt Creek, Neah Bay, and Hurricane Ridge Aug. 11 – 13, 2018 We enjoy being on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Over seven days mid-August, we not only enjoyed the area, but got to share some of its exquisite sites with our two oldest daughters and a son-in-law. Julie flew up from Sacramento. Christina and James did the Portland – Lacey Amtrak trip. This was the first time for the kids on the Olympic Peninsula. The first 3.5 days (three nights), we made Clallam County’s Salt Creek Recreation Area Campground our base. It’s about fifteen...

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Traveling in 2018

Aug 5, 2017 - Back to USA

Got up early in hopes of getting on the 10:30 ferry on standby. In line by 9:30 and we're told to come back at 10:25 so we did and got in line for the 3 pm ferry.Fingers are crossed to get on it so we parked and bought our tickets. We walked around Victoria for the next 3 hours and ate at the Chinatown area of Victoria. Ate chow mein with prawns and BBQ rice with peas at the ocean garden. Produce down the streets of Chinatown was very reasonable but we weren't going to buy any because of customs. Got on the 3 ferry and landed in Port...

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Jul 29, 2017 - Hurricane ridge rd

We drove up 101 on the Olympic peninsula along the Hood canal for miles. The water in this fjord is s brilliant turquoise color- very unusual and pretty. We made it to Port Angeles around lunchtime as we wanted to try to get a campsite in the Heart of the Hills which is right inside the Olympic national park. The traffic going in was backed up for half an hour due to so many people going up the ridge road. We didn't know it, but this drive is one of the most beautiful anywhere. We got one of the last campsites, ate, and then headed up on...

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Jun 23, 2017 - Elwha Dam Rv park/Olympic National Park

Hello Well we finally made the turn east and landed here in Elwha rv park in Port Angeles,Washington. beautiful northern part of Olympic National park,plenty of water falls and clear Crescent lake. where we finally got a clear sunny day to kayak on. We were also able to take Sandy to a falls in the national forrest which allows dogs and as always anything involving water she jumps right in .also included a picture where we walked up on two Big bucks on a falls trail, simply amazing. Today we move further east near Seattle for four days,...

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