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Aug 9, 2013 - Twisp, Wa

The 152 mile from Anacortes to Twisp was pretty interesting, and driving the motorhomes was more than a little stressful, with all the curves and down grades. Since we did not see much on Tuesday, Ron and I went back on Wednesday in the car and saw some great scenery. Note the color of glacier fed Diablo Lake. Thursday was planned as a rest and relax day and that's how it turned out. Our little group is fortunate to have some great cooks, and we enjoyed a day of playing cards, cooking a fantastic meal and just kicking back. Based on the...

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Aug 9, 2013 - Twisp, Washington

We left Anacortes on Tuesday and drove approximately 140 miles to Twisp, Washington. Along the way we crossed over Rainey Pass (4875 ft) and Washington pass (5477 ft). These numbers might not seem like much but when you’re starting point is sea Level, these are pretty good climbs. The elevation drop from Washington Pass to Twisp is approximately 3,900 feet. On our first day all of us visited Winthrop, a little town up the road, in the morning. Around noon or so, Harold and I headed back up the mountain to check some of the stuff we had...

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Jul 26, 2013 - Twisp, Washington

We arrived in Twisp, Washington July 19, 2013 about 2:30 pm. “Twisp:” what an interesting name. We thought it might be the name of an early settler. Maryann asked a postal clerk about the origin of the town name and learned that “twisp” is an Indian word meaning yellow jacket – the stinging insect. We enjoyed the Cinnamon Twisp Bakery and their cinnamon twisp rolls which were very good and the Twisp Art Center had some interesting metal sculptures. The small town of Twisp acquired the Art Center facilities when the US Forest Service...

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Aug 23, 2011 - Northern Cascades - Slate Peak & Harts Pass

WOW! Talk about an unexpected surprise! Today we took the advice of our neighbor in the campsite across from us and drove to Slate Peak, at the top of Harts Pass in the Upper Methow Valley of the Okanogan National Forest. What an experience! We took our manual-transmission Ford Escape and Dan drove, Gary & Marion in the back seats. We had our doubts as the road changed from paved to gravel, along with a sign saying that it was 10 miles to Slate Peak and that the road varied in width along the way. There were a few times on the one-lane road...

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2011 Northwest Trip

Aug 22, 2011 - Twisp, WA

Another day of ever-changing scenery and landscapes! We left Grand Coulee, WA this afternoon heading for Twisp, WA for an overnight stop on our way northwest Washington. It's just amazing how things change from one bend in the road to another. Only pictures can describe it. We arrived in Twisp, and after driving into town to pick up a few odds and ends at the grocery, we came back to the campground and had cocktails and hors d'oeuvres outside with the Sullivans. A couple was walking by with their Great Pyrenees dog, and of course, being dog...

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2011 Northwest Trip

Aug 9, 2011 - Roadside Fruit Stand

Yesterday was move day. We got left a little after 10:00, our typical time. We drove 129 miles. That is just about the right distance to go. Any farther and it gets hard sitting in the truck. We had to back track to get to here. We drove along the Columbia River for many miles. The river has small mountains rising on both sides so there is not a lot of land between the river and the mountains. They have a road on both sides of the river which seems strange to me. There are not a lot of places to pull off so we stopped at a fruit stand for...

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Jul 10, 2009 - Winthrop, WA

July 10, 2009, Friday - Day 26 - It was 50 degrees and sunny this morning at 6:30 a.m. We decided to stay another day here at Riverbend RV Park and tour the area, especially the little town of Winthrop about 8 miles up the highway. Winthrop had the appearance of an old western town as it would have been in the early 1900's with the saloon, dance hall, mercantile store, etc. It definitely had a unique personality! We took Gypsy with us today and first drove into Twisp for a quick tour of that city, stopped at the Library/Visitor's Center,...

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Jul 9, 2009 - North Cascade Mountains-WA

July 9, 2009, Thursday - Day 25 - It's 60 degrees and sunny in Everett, WA this morning and time to make a move. We're heading into the North Cascade National Park and Mountains which is right on the British Columbia border. Why didn't we bring our passports? I just didn't think of that, but passports will be on my list for the next trip. We just never know where our wanderings will take us. We wake up in a new world each morning! I ran a few errands before we connected the Trail Blazer to the rig. I wanted to mail a birthday package to...

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Aug 18, 2008 - Twisp, WA - North Cascades National Park

So we left the beautiful port town of Anacortes on Fidalgo Island around 9 o’clock and headed east. Joe & Foxy got wet on their morning walk but it cleared enough that we got away without getting soaked while disconnecting. The traffic wasn’t bad at all through the construction zone at Burlington and we were soon at Sedro-Woolley, a former logging community. As we rolled along what’s known as the Cascades Scenic Highway, we passed a mosaic of farmland, vegetable and fruit crops, wineries, and the foothills of the Cascades. We skirted the...

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Aug 8, 2008 - Back in the USA

We left Prince George, BC Wednesday morning and we made it as far south to a nice little town called Merritt and there we stayed in Claybank RV Park which is owned by the town. The weather has made a big change, it’s been in the Nineties and the humidity is right up there also. I’m back in shorts for the first time since we left Florida, it ain’t Purdy and I’m not shootin for Purdy at my age, just Comfort. I’m still having some off and on trouble with the serpentine belt, slipping when the transmission down shifts on steep grades. I’ve got...

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Aug 14, 2007 - Twisp, Washington

We crossed back into the U.S. on the Ferry from Sidney, BC. I posted pictures of our rig on the Ferry and more pictures of Mt. Baker from the Ferry. Mt. Baker is truly a awesome sight and dominates the entire region. After spending the night at the Indian Casino campground, the next morning we met Lee and Shelley for breakfast and to say our goodbyes and traveled through the North Cascades National Park and on to Twisp, Washington. The mountains are green and lush. This drive skirted the foot of Mt. Baker. East side of the mountains is much...

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