We finally picked up our Flying Cloud 28, and after some light hand-wringing about where to break her in, decided to head reasonably close to Anacortes. Perhaps the last nice weekend in October meant that all of the state parks were pretty booked, but we happened upon an opening at Fidalgo Bay, and came away impressed.
I don't think she'll ever be as nice as the day we picked her up:
The view from the resort was quite spectacular, and even though we didn't luck out getting one of the few waterfront sites, we were three sites away from the water and it was glorious for sunsets.
We walked along the boardwalk with our two boys, and later took the truck up to nearby Mt. Erie park, where a steep winding road took us to the peak for some magnificent panoramic views.
With the Forum's help, we had picked out a Weber GoGrill, which turned out to be a great little BBQ, perfectly sized for a family of four, and "cued" away.
The Forum also helped us choose the perfectly sized Lodge combo cooker dutch oven, a pot where the lid doubles as a 10" fry pan. it fit neatly in the LP oven, and cooked us up a great apple cobbler desert using apples from a neighbor's tree.
That night, we slept well on the mattress without any aches or pains, and the boys each had a nice spot on the dinette and lounge sleeping areas.
We had a great brunch at the tasty Calico Cupboard bakery, and had a relaxing drive back home. The CTD Ram 2500 turned in about 14.5 mpg, not bad at all, and had no problem with the trailer. A great first trip, and when we arrived home, we immediately started planning the next one.
We were the only Airstream there that weekend, and had a few folks stop by to compliment the trailer. Lots of Canadians down that weekend, and it was nice to swap "best camp sites" with them, as I learned a few more that I must try on the way to Glacier.
So many weekends, so little free time....