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Old 10-15-2013, 01:08 AM   #1
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Anacortes & Maiden Voyage

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....
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:48 AM   #2
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Nice! right in our beck yard.
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:03 PM   #3
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Don't overlook the City of Oak Harbor's well situated Windjammer RV Park. Close by and close to water and town. Lots of walking trails in either direction.
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:46 AM   #4
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Name of Campsite?

Nice looking trailer, and Congratulations!!

What was the name of that campsite in/on Fidalgo Bay!

Thanks for the great pictures!!!
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:55 AM   #5
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It's the Fidalgo Bay Resort
Fidalgo Bay Resort | Quality RV sites, cottage rentals and community clubhouse space, all on the beautiful coastline of Anacortes & the San Juan Islands
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:06 AM   #6
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Fidalgo Bay

Congrats on the new AS.
We're practically neighbors as we are in Fall City.
Fidalgo is one of our nearby destinations with high appeal for us. the campground is well run and clean, the path is great for hiking and the view is stupendous. we use Fidalgo as our winter fast break get a way in a weather window.
perhaps we'll see you there some day.
This pict is our rig at Ponderosa Falls RV Resort, Spokane, WA.

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Old 11-11-2013, 10:50 AM   #7
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Other Washington Campgrounds?

Thanks Campin Hound, for the photo. Ponderosa pines look nice.
Do you know other private campgrounds in Washington, or good boondock locations on this si8de of the mountains?

I just re-habbed a 1999 Excella 28, and put in a propane fireplace, so I am looking for good winter sites!

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Old 11-12-2013, 12:05 PM   #8
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winter boondocking

we don't seem to boondock on this side of the mtns. but mid summer on the east side we occasionally do. there are some nice sites along the Naches River and Little Naches river northwest of Yakima that we enjoy. Also
the Yakima Indian Nation RV park in Toppenish
Ponderosa Falls outside Spokane
Portland-Fairview RV park in Fairview (just outside Gresham)
Ocean Mist in Ocean City
Point Hudson RV Park, Port Townsend (our favorite park)
most State Parks in Wa and Or.
Icicle Creek RV Park outside Leavenworth
River Bend RV Park outside Twisp

and, five winter trips, a string of RV parks from here down the I-5 corridor to S California and east to Arizona for two months. we travel virtually over all of Arizona and greatly enjoy the various deserts and high plains.

Enjoy your 28.

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