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Jul 30, 2018 - Wanapum State Park, WA

July 30 - August 2 We arrived at Wanapum State Park in Washington. It is a pretty park overlooking Lake Wanapum. As we were driving to the park we noticed that a fire had been near the area recently. I found out from the ranger that the fire had been there only 2 weeks ago and the park had to be evacuated. So much for pretty green trees!!! Our site 19 was a pull through site and it overlooked the lake. Very nice the only big problem here is the wind. It was windy here 24/7 with constant force of 20 m.p.h. and gusts probably up to 35 m.p.h....

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Sep 1, 2016 - Vantage, WA - Wanapum Recreation Area

Our trip from Auburn to Vantage, WA was 143 miles with most of it through the Cascades and on I-90. There was less construction than we had anticipated so that was nice. We also managed to give the Mothership a drink, the last one in Washington, thank goodness. Washington implemented an additional 40 cents/gallon tax just before summer and it has made it the most expensive fuel of the trip - we paid 2.799/gal today for diesel. We are staying at the Wanapum Recreation Area, part of the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park on the Columbia...

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Sep 20, 2015 - Our first day on the road.

Well, Our Trip started out good. It was supposed to be rainy today, but the sun was shining. We made good time to the Hood Canal Bridge but then got behind a real slow poke. 45mph in 55 zone and no passing. Finally got rid of him and got back up to speed. We stopped in Bremerton to make a quick meet with Bob's son Mike. We had some stuff for him. After that it was smooth sailing although the traffic was really heavy. We got over Snoqualmie Pass and headed down the east side. Lake Kacheese was about 30 feet below normal. A really dry year....

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Aug 23, 2011 - Maybe it's Nebraska

We travelled further west yesterday and we thought we were back in Nebraska. Corn and wheat fields filled the plains area of Washington. It was a stark contrast to what we came from and where we will end up just north of Seattle. Hot and dry. All the fields needed irrigation. Temps in the mid 90's. We made one stop in Connell WA and it was important. We got our mail hooray! On our way to our overnight stop in Vantage we travelled along the Columbia River through apple orchards. Right Washington apples. Heading back into the mountains today...

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Aug 12, 2011 - Day 73 - Vantage, WA

Left this morning about 9:30am heading to meet our neighbors from Sun City in Vantage, WA at 11:30am. we followed the highway toward Hanford Reservation US Department of Energy. We learned that this is the area they made the plutonium for the A-Bomb during WWII. The area does not allow visitors. We stopped at Wanapum Dam, one of many along the Columbia river. The center had a beautiful mural depicting the history of the area. The bathroom had beautiful painted tiles. We didn't have a lot of time to enjoy the displays as we had to meet...

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Jun 13, 2011 - Wanapum Lake

Pretty,but too windy, thought we were gonna fly away. Dan said to put this on our do not return list. Saw a snake climb a tree, get a baby bird, drop out of the tree and eat it. Got a few huge mosquito bites Saw alot of petrified wood. Thats it and all I have to say. Glad to move on.

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Aug 24, 2009 - Life Goes On - We Move On

Yesterday I didn't much feel like writing about our trip to the Burke Museum so I will include that info in today's entry. The Thomas Burke Museum - what a coincidence- was having a special exhibit on coffee - how very Seattle!- with tastings from coffee all over the world. We got to taste Brazilian, Mexican, and Sumatran coffees. No photos were allowed in this wonderful and very educational exhibit. This is what we learned -- A popular legend says that coffee was discovered by an Ethiopian goat herder, Kaldi. He noticed that his animals...

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Jun 12, 2008 - Columbia River Basin

The Wild Horses Monument at Wanapum Vista Overlook on Interstate 90. These beautiful and surprisingly lifelike sculptures -- sixteen horses in all -- stand on a bluff overlooking the Columbia River near the town of Vantage in central Washington. If you aren't expecting them, their silhouettes will have you believing you're looking at a real herd thundering up the ridgeline.

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Jun 26, 2007 - Day 2, Vantage, WA

About an hour out this morning, around Cle Elum, Washington. I just had my first accident. Another rider and I bumped into each other. Scraped my knee a little bit, and banged up but he and I are both Ok. My new bike got its first scratch! I hope Jeff at Spokes Etc. Bicycles is not reading this! I am standing at the Summit of the Yakima Valley region, looking at Mount Rainier all covered with snow. What a magnificent sight! Made our last climb and I am done! Update ... Did not have time to write much so here is a little update - temp was a...

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