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Oct 22, 2019 - Silver Creek WA

Thursday continued with the soggy trend – and it’s forecast to stay that way for about the next 4 days – but we still made it to Olympia to tour the capitol building. Our first stop at Jeremy’s in Chehalis for breakfast ended up being a draw. Michele loved her hazelnut crepes, but I was not nearly as happy with my choice. I think you’ll agree with me that burnt chicken fried steak and burnt toast is no way to start the day, but I pressed on none-the-less. We got onto the 1:00pm tour of the capitol along with 8 others visitors; 3 from...

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Oct 16, 2019 - Silver Creek WA

Our Monday started out looking like it was going to be gray, but by about 10:00 the clouds started to break and by noon when Jerry and Sharon got to our house, it had turned into a beautiful day. A perfect day to head a bit over an hour northeast to Mt. Rainier National Park https://www.nps.gov/mora/index.htm and we could not have gotten any luckier. The centerpiece of the entire park are the differing views of Mt. Rainier. As we made our way in from the Nisqually Entrance in the very southwest corner of the park, we started looking for our...

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Jul 21, 2019 - Silver Creek WA – Paradise Resort & RV Campground

After another one of those loooooooooooong drives (16 whole miles), we arrived at Paradise Resort. This turned out to be a really nice resort with pools (yes, plural), a hot tub, shuffleboard, horseshoes, tennis, fishing ponds, etc., etc. There was something for everyone. You could definitely keep busy for a week or two here. Since we didn’t stay at the forest campgrounds or Randle, this became our base for Mount Rainier. Friday morning dawned with just a few clouds in the sky, so off we went to see the mountain. Boy, it was packed up...

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Retired at Last!

Oct 4, 2016 - Silver Creek WA

We used our extra day in Brinnon as an opportunity to schedule some dog things and do some restocking. Since Sequim had a Costco and Safeway, we headed north about 50 minutes to hit both for some supplies, then were back at the house by about 4:30 and that pretty much was our day...and it was good to be able to not spend the whole day on the road...only a mere 2 hours. Friday we had to pack up pretty early and do a short 90 minute drive back towards the less-than-pleasant traffic of Tacoma to set up an overnight camp in Gig Harbor, then...

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Jul 27, 2012 - at 'home' day

Two of the couples went to Mt St Helens - two of us decided not to go. We had already been there and I needed a break from spending all day sitting in a car. We went into 'town' to go to a Farmer's Market - I use that term loosely. We did manage to get 2 lbs of fresh picked blueberries for $3.70. Then I did some chores - laundry and changing the bed. Our next stop is at Gerherd's son so I would have to go find a laundromat. This was easier - a crappy job but now done (I usually kiss my washing machine when I get home). Good, uneventful day.

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Jul 26, 2012 - Mt Rainier Natl. Park

Mount Ranier National Park The park was established in 1899 and was the fifth national park. The park encompasses 236,381 acres including all of Mt Ranier a 14,410 ft stratovolcano. Only 3% of the park is accessible while driving the major east-west road. The mountain rises abruptly from the surrounding land with elevations in the park ranging from 1,600 feet to over 14,000 feet . It is the highest point in the Cascade Range - around it are valleys, waterfalls, subalpine wildflower meadows, old growth forest and more than 25 glaciers. The...

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Jul 25, 2012 - Silver Creek, Washington

Back on the road by 8:30am Continuing to travel across Washington state – more up mountians and down but we managed. The scenery was not at all what I expected – brown and dry looking. It was a good day to read. THEN we turned onto the White Pass Scenic Byway. It was much more of what I expected – lush, green forest, lakes and VERY tall fir trees. It was slow-going travel – lots of sharp curves (as the GPS told us every 30 seconds) and still more mountains to cross. Bob would like to have enjoyed more of the scenery but he REALLY needed to...

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Sep 6, 2010 - Road to the Clouds

A close encounter with mighty Mount Rainier Monday Our destination today was a campground west of Mount Rainier. To get there from Ellensburg we took several unforgettably scenic routes. The first was Highway 821, which veers off of Highway 82 a few miles south of Ellensburg to follow the west side of the Yakima River on it’s journey south. Both roads take you to the town of Yakima. Highway 82 is the longer but quicker freeway, while 821 meanders as the river meanders and gets you there - eventually. The landscape is an arid semi-desert....

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2010 Race 2 Finish

Jun 26, 2010 - RV Upgrades and Repair

50 mph on several occasions) to apply enough torque, when sitting with jacks down and the slides out, to bend the driver’s side front jack. So now we are waiting for an inner jack shaft to be shipped from Tiffin. Because of the coming July 4th weekend, I decided it would be better to get the work done at the RV Dealer in Mt Vernon, WA. I’ll move to a Thousand Trail RV Park 15 miles from Mt. Vernon on July 10. The service manager at the dealer assured me that I cannot damage the non-retracting jack by prying it up with a 2 x 2 that the...

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Jun 26, 2009 - Paradise RV at Silver Creek, WA

Our last stop on our mini trip was Silver Creek, a little south of Chehalis & Centralia. The park has a small pond for fishing and another small pond for looks & walking around. A very nice pool, mini-golf, horseshoes & more. We spent a day at Mt. Rainier national park. Awesome! Falls are full & beautiful even the end of June. It was 34 degrees and snowing at paradise lodge, Mt. Rainier. Didn’t stop us from wandering around and enjoying the views. Mt. Rainier is the highest peak in the Cascade Mountain Range in Washington. It is 14,411 feet...

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Triden's Travels

Jun 19, 2009 - TTN Paradise

Though we started out in a fog and drippy weather on the coast, things brightened up by the time our 109 mile trip inland was over. About 14 miles east of I-5 at Chehalis, WA sits the little hamlet of Silver Creek and just above it on a mountain is our preserve. Situated almost exactly between mountains Rainer and St. Helens. We're very satisfied with this preserve. It's large, about 380 acres, has two stocked lakes, the facilities are nice and we're above the valley floor about 1000 feet in elevation. Though one could stay planted in the...

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May 27, 2009 - Mt. Rainier/Mt. St. Helens

We are parked at a Thousand Trails campground midway between Mt. Rainier National Park and Mt. St. Helen’s National Monument. You can tell I am a desert rat. Here it is the end of May and it is supposed to be summer. Not in the Pacific Northwest. We visited Mt. Rainier and discovered hundreds of feet of snow on the trails that I was excited about hiking. I had read about the wildflower meadows. Well, summer is only 4 weeks long there so I guess you have to wait until late July or August to see it. Oh well, it is a magnificent park and we...

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