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Aug 26, 2017 - Washington, So Far So Great!

August 26, 2017 Washington, So Far So Great! I've been mostly dry camping so my PC battery is only 80%. This is the Reader's Digest condensed version of my time in WA as of this evening. Camped at Cape Disappointment Campground and was not disappointed. Toured Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Trails and lighthouses. Lucked onto International Kite Festival in Long Beach and ate the most wonderful danish ever from Cottage Bakery – an “apricot star”. It was worth every calorie. Drove through scenery every bit as jaw dropping as what I saw...

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Born to Wanda

Aug 18, 2017 - Backstories

Backstory (n). The set of background conditions and events leading to a real-life situation. During this leg of our trip, we’ve visited a few places where the backstory of the place was just as or more interesting than its current situation. While in Sequim, we decided to take a short vacation. We took the ferry (walk on, not with the truck) from nearby Port Angeles for a two-night stay in Victoria, British Columbia. We took public transportation to the very popular tourist destination Butchart Gardens. It was once a 55 acre limestone...

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Jul 23, 2017 - "Skwim" - The Blue Hole

Sequim has several titles, The Blue Hole, Solar City, and The Lavendar Capital of North America. Located between the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca it has a climate completely different from its neighbors. Sequim enjoys an average of 300 days of sun a year with an average of 14-16 inches of rain while Port Angeles just 17 miles west gets 20-24 inches of rain! The winter temperature seldom goes below the mid-forties while the summer rarely goes over 80 degrees. Both times we’ve visited the temperature stayed around 68-72...

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Jul 19, 2017 - Quick Update

We're leaving Sequim today and heading 80 miles west to La Push! Although we're sad to leave Sequim we're also looking forward to being on the Pacific coast. Our RV park is right on the ocean and that is a beautiful, rugged section of the coast. There is no wifi at the park and from what I've heard from others no ATT coverage so we'll be out of touch for a few days. Our next stop will be Long Beach and I think we'll have wifi there so hopefully I'll be able to catch you up. I know I haven't told you a lot about Sequim except how much we...

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Jul 13, 2017 - Lake Crescent and The Dungeness Spit

On Tuesday we drove to Lake Crescent, part of the National Park, located about 30 miles west of Sequim. It is a deep, bluegreen, freshwater lake carved by glaciers, and surrounded by the beautiful Olympic Mountains. It is 12 miles long and 624 feet deep and sits amidst the most beautiful forests we have ever visited, with huge trees shading ferns, smaller trees and moss and lichen covered logs. We took the two mile hike to 90 ft. Marymere Falls which is spectacular. The trail was very well maintained but since my experience at Acadia I am...

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Jul 8, 2017 - Elwha River Valley - Olympic NP

Yesterday we visited the beautiful Elwha River Valley which is part of the Olympic National Park. Its hard to believe that man tried to destroy this magnificent place – and did a pretty good job of it – but it is now on its way to reaching its pristine state once again! The following is from the nps.gov website: Freeing a River For millennia, the Elwha River ran wild, connecting mountains and seas in a thriving ecosystem. The river proved to be an ideal habitat for anadromous (sea-run) fish, with eleven varieties of salmon and trout...

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Jun 28, 2017 - Sequim, Washington

It has been a while since we have posted any news, but who can get excited about hearing tales of our many appointments. In summary of the whole process, our family physician says that she is impressed at how healthy we both are for two old folks. Probably the biggest news is Sharon had cataracts removed from both eyes, and she is thrilled with the clearer vision and increased color in her world. So, how about moving on to more interesting things? Let’s begin with a week out at Ocean Mist RV Park, our membership park at Ocean City, WA. That...

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2017-Adventures

Jun 27, 2017 - Victoria, BC and Butchart Gardens

Joey and Steve left us today and are spending a couple of days in Seattle before flying home to Florida Saturday. We miss them already and so do the cats. We had a great time in Victoria but it was a very long day! The flowers at Butchart Gardens are amazing, there is no way to do them justice with my lack of photographic skills.

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Jun 25, 2017 - Olympic Peninsula

We’re in Sequim (Skwim) WA at last and loving it. We arrived here on June 19 after spending one night in Yakima and three nights in Olympia. It rained all afternoon the day we were in Yakima but Marvin still managed to get in a game of golf at the RV park golf course. The drive from Yakima to Olympia on scenic Rte. 12 was fantastic even though it rained the whole day. We crossed the Cascades right at Mt. Ranier but we didn’t get a glimpse of it because of the low clouds. I would love to make that drive again on a sunny or partly cloudy...

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Oct 20, 2016 - Sequin, WA

We arrived here at the free parking at the Sequim 7 Cedars Casino. Nice to be parked. We had rain, half of the way, but very grateful for none the last 2 hrs here. We plan to be on the early ferry, and home in the mid morning. See you all soon! Now to go get a bite to eate.

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Sep 12, 2016 - The Olympic Peninsula

Since our Alaskan cruise, we have pretty much laid back and relaxed but also did a little exploring and sightseeing around the Olympic Peninsula. This is such a beautiful area and we are learning a lot about it. We stayed in Chimacum at the Escapees Park (SKP) until after Labor Day and then moved a whopping 30 miles west to the quaint little town of Sequim (pronounced Squim), known for its lavender fields. I will miss the SKP park and it’s perk of $1.00 ice cream bars out of the freezer anytime you felt like one, which could mean 10:00 at...

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Aug 13, 2016 - Olympic National Park

Our destination today was the Olympic National Park. The first stop was the visitor center located at Port Angeles. There, we watched a film about the park and looked around the center a little. This park is different than most national parks in that there isn't a road to drive through it. There are several drives into different areas of the park but then out the same road. So we chose to drive to the Salt Creek county park right on the coast. It was a beautiful area. We walked a short rocky path down to the water. From there, we drove a...

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