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Sep 22, 2019 - Over to Puyallup, WA.

Today we traveled 6.25 hours over 325.3 miles to the Puyallup Elks. We packed up and went to the County Dump site, as the Elks did not have a dump station. Then we backtracked westbound on Highway 90 past Spokane. We drove through lots of agriculture, over rolling hills of hay, alfalfa, “green manure”, and Sweet Corn. After feed crop farms, the landscape was then desert and we crossed the Columbia River and stopped at a rest stop for lunch. Driving through this wide valley carved by the Columbia River had amazing stretches of vast wide open...

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Jun 17, 2019 - Visit with Jimmy & Sari

Monday: We arrived at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup, Washington. The RV parking is just a field in the Orange Lot but they have full hook-ups. It was as close as we could get to our son Jimmy's house in Des Moines. It was about a 40 minute drive so not bad. After getting set-up we drove over to Jimmy & Sari's house. We were greeted by Walter, a 200 lb English Mastiff and Rudy, a 12 lb black cat. Oh, our son and daughter-in-law greeted us as well. After a tour of their new house, we had a nice BBQ of skirt steak, roasted...

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May 8, 2019 - Puyallup Elks Lodge RV Park

We traveled inland just two hours and 94.5 miles to Puyallup, WA. We drove through Aberdeen to the east, viewing their old architecture and some murals. We crossed the Hoquiam River again, following the signs for Tsunami Evacuation as we went. As we passed Olympia, the capitol of Washington, we could not see the Capitol Dome because of all the tall trees along the highway. But when we were nearing Interstate 5 we got our first sighting of Mt. Rainier. We stayed at the Puyallup Elks lodge that had plenty of RV hook ups on the lush green...

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Sep 23, 2016 - Puyallup, Washington

Yesterday around 1130 we left the campground in Bothell and drove across the street to the Safeway Store where Marge bought a loaf of bread and Ross dropped $100.00 worth of fuel into the motorhome’s fuel tank at $2.699 per gallon. We left the shopping center around 1230 and headed for Puyallup, Washington and the Majestic Mobile Manor RV Park, a distance of about 50 miles. Now please, DO NOT ask me how to pronounce Puyallup nor how to spell Puyallup unless I have the name written on a piece of paper that is within my immediate reach....

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Aug 12, 2016 - Lavender and Whale Watching

The day started off with a stop at a lavender/flower garden and gift shop. The Lavender is past its prime. I believe June is when the lavender is in full bloom and gorgeous. The place we stopped at had many other flower also. The proprietor is an oriental lady and loves to talk so we were there longer than anticipated. Lavender isn't my favorite fragrance so I did not purchase anything but did enjoy seeing the beautiful flower garden and other things on her mini farm. Then we continued on the Port Angeles where we had scheduled a whale...

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Aug 11, 2016 - Touring the Sequim, WA area

The morning was pretty laid back. We had decided on a departure time of about 9:30 for our touring of this area. Glen decided to take his motorhome to a tire shop to have a slow leak fixed so the other six of us drove toward the Dungeness Wildlife Refuge. We made several stops along the way with views of the Bay. We had read about the Dungeness Lighthouse that is located at the end of the spit. It would be a 5 1/2 mi. hike along the spit to reach it and would have to be aware of the tides because it covers the land in some places. We...

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Aug 10, 2016 - Puyallup to Sequim

Our departure time this morning, was 10 to avoid some of the Seattle area traffic and because the trip to Sequim, which was our next destination, was only about 130 miles. We chose to drive highway 101, which is along the coast some of the way, much to the disagreement of our GPS. It was a beautiful drive and since it was going to be such a short journey, we could take out time and make several stops to enjoy the scenery. We are not side by side in the campground we are in but it is quite small so we are not very far apart. After a trip to...

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Aug 9, 2016 - Making reservations and second trip to Rainier NP

When we scheduled to stay in the this area, we thought we would do more things in Seattle not realizing how difficult and expensive it would be to get there. We have done about everything we wanted to do here so yesterday was another day of "do anything". Gary and I did some shopping in the morning and then all of the afternoon was spent with all of us working to secure reservations on down the road. Because of the national parks 100 year celebration, lower gas prices, and many more people traveling in RVs, it has been very difficult to...

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Aug 7, 2016 - Touring Mt. Rainier National Park

We all left in 2 pickups about 9 this morning headed for Mt. Rainier National Park. For several days, the weather was clear and cloudless and we could see Mt. Rainier from many different areas but today it was cloudy and cool and we could not see the mountain. The mountain is 14,410 feet and is the most glaciated peak in the USA. It has 26 major glaciers It is the highest mountain in the Cascade Range. It is also an active volcano and is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. Because of the large amount of glacial ice,...

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Aug 6, 2016 - Two days of catching our breath

I has been two days of R&R and time to catch our breaths from our constant activities schedule. Yesterday, the girls went to a nail salon. All four of us got pedicures and Marcella and Mildred got manicures. Gary and I did laundry and did some grocery shopping. Gary made his famous eclair dessert and Jeff cooked brats brought with them from McBees in Passiac. We all chipped in for side dishes. Today, five of us walked 5 or 6 blocks to a farmer's market. Besides the fruit and vegetables, there were flower, jewelry, and food venders. When I...

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Aug 3, 2016 - Touring Tacoma, WA

Since we could not decide what mode of transportation to use to do some touring, we drove downtown Tacoma to the visitors center to get some information. They did give us some good info and we walked around the downtown area viewing the sites she recommended. We walked across the glass bridge, and explored the beautiful Union Station. We then loaded back into the pickups and drove toward the docks. There was a 5 mile drive through a "rain forest" area that was very unique. The trees were huge both in diameter and height. One stop was a view...

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Aug 2, 2016 - Wenatchee to Puyallup

As we traveled from Wenatchee to Puyallup in Washington today we experienced very different weather. It is extremely dry in WA and as we traveled through farming areas there was a dust storm and tumbleweeds blew across the highway, some of them slamming into windshields. As we traveled down the Columbia river valley, the wind continued blowing over 50 mph. The drivers certainly had to hang on the steering wheels. We stopped at an overlook and had some laughs about the pictures we took of our hair dos. Later on, as we crossed Snoqualamie...

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