Washington

Northeast Washington

Tami kayak on Diablo Lake

Our journey is taking a right turn and our must-see destination is not in northeast Washington, but rather starts in the Cascades crosses the state eastward and gets real pretty again in Idaho.  This year we are going to Coeur d’ALene area, east of Spokane, and after crossing into Montana we will be at Glacier …

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Campsite Review: Clear Lake Campground

Campsite Review: Clear Lake Recreation Area Campground

Campsite Review: Clear Lake Campground (military) is located north of Interstate 90 — twenty miles southwest of Spokane, Washington. This is a private, military only, campground although there is no guard at the gate, a military ID card is required to check-in. The campground includes a picnic area, boating, fishing, and other watersports. Fairchild Air …

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Campsite Review: Howard Miller Steelhead Campground

Campsite Review: Howard Miller Steelhead Campground

Campsite Review: Howard Miller Steelhead Campground Is east of Burlington, Washinton on Highway 20 just to the north of the Skagit River. It is between the small town of Concrete and North Cascades National Park. The address is Rockport, Washington, a tiny town. Just to the northwest of Howard Miller Steelhead Is Rockport State Park which …

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Northwest Washington

Diablo Lake

Since departing Lake Wenatchee we headed west along Highway 2 to Everett, just north of Seattle.  We are spending three weeks in northwest Washington. The last time I drove my RV through Seattle I promised myself that the next time I would go from Tacoma to Everett via Wenatchee. We didn’t go to Tacoma but …

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Campsite Review: Wenberg Campground

Campsite Review: Wenberg Campground

Campsite Review: Wenberg Campground is in northwest Washington, north of Everette, and west of Arlington. Wenberg Park is operated by Snohomish County but was first developed as a Washington State Park. The park is on the east side of Lake Goodwin and very popular with local campers on the weekend. Snohomish County renovated the lakeshore …

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Pendleton, Oregon

Scott and Tami Plymouth Park

Shirts Tunnels and Boarding Houses While staying in southern Washington, we drove to Pendleton, Oregon just to have a look around. We didn’t expect to have to try to outrun the smoke this summer, so all of this was unplanned.  I have always wanted to visit Pendleton but didn’t know much about it. I have …

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Kennewick, Washington

Kennewick Washington, Columbia River, Mountain of potatoes

This is the Snake River in Kennewick Washington, a farm town. We moved south 150 miles to escape the smoke, unfortunately, the wind shifted and blew the smoke south… Tomorrow we go further south then if that doesn’t work, turn west. We have been trying to outrun the smoke for about two weeks now. The …

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Smoke in Washington

We gave up on going to Idaho. Too much Smoke in Washington. Our plan was to cross eastern Washington, stop in Spokane and then to Northern Idaho, maybe crossing into Montana. There are just too many fires and too much smoke. We decided, we have wheels and we can find some clean air  — somewhere.  …

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Howard Miller Steelhead Park

Our campsite Howard Miller Steelhead Rockport Washington

After Jim Creek, we moved further north, Howard Miller Steelhead Park which is closer to Bellingham and stayed at the Skagit River. We are near Rockport State Park, right on the Skagit River, downtown in the tiny town of Rockport, Washington (population 109). This is close enough to visit Bellingham and far enough away, to …

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Tacoma / Mount Rainier

Myrtle Falls and Mount Rainier from the Paradise Area

We are moving north again, this time to Tacoma and Mount Rainier. Mt. Saint Helen’s was awesome. From Tacoma, you can see Mount Rainier from anywhere you can see the skyline to the southeast. It is huge and stands alone. On a clear day, you can see it from one hundred miles. Tami took this …

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Mount Saint Helens

Coldwater Lake, near Mount Saint Helens, Washington

We have a new state to add to our travels. So far we have stayed in nine different states. I can’t say we have covered nine states, but we have stayed multiple nights in every state on the list. Washington is going to be a treat but the first stop was for maintenance. Mount Saint …

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