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Old 08-20-2010, 07:12 AM   #15
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Spokane and Green Chille Cheesburgers

DHC-2, Les and His lovely wife invited us to their Spokane home last evening and prepared for us the best green chille cheeseburger on the planet...San Antonio, New Mexico...the Owl Cafe...close your doors

we thank them for their kindness....

So we arrived in Spokane after a stay at Priest Lake in Idaho....we are at Nine Mile Falls, a state park in Spokane...we have been traveling the area...found a reindeer farm in reardan, Wa...a reindeer farm Sanrta Claus was not far away...


we drove to Metaline Falls and scouted out Crawford state park..almost in canada...the Pend Oreille river is beautiful...visited the Airstream dealer in Spokane and generally scouted out the area....

Dry and hot here, I might as well be in Texas......but Oh well

leave yomorrow for Yakima...the Apple growing capital of the country...but it is hot as well

Maggie and Doug...stay away from the grizzly bears
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:00 PM   #16
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Hey - you are most welcome, our paths will cross again for another dinner, until then good road and safe travels!
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:54 AM   #17
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Spokane was nice

Although I was suprised at the lack of rainfall...my image of washington was wet...wet, so i found a desert like country , not unlike the rest of the country across US 2 from the east...anyway Spokane held many interesting drives...we went to the Flower Road trail from Chewelah to Usk...a beautiful mountain drive...beautiful valleys and many lakes dot the countryside.....but no rain in the area ..it is like a desert with about 17 inches a year.....

off this morning to Yakima.....off to see the wizard
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Old 08-21-2010, 04:06 PM   #18
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Easily in Awe, I guess

Left Spokane, headed out on US 2..suprised at the farm land, serious farm land, wheat cultivated to the edge of the pavement and as far as the eye can see..And I thougfht they were serious about wheat in North Dakota
Approaching Coulee City the landscape changes and the Columbia river starts to apprear...and then if one turns South on Wa 17 the wonders begin... past dry falls and sunset lakes and lake lenore and soap lake...the beauty increases...
then approaching the Columbia river on I90 where the bridge crosses and a steady incline 5 or 6% grade for 10 or eleven miles towards elsenburg then the turn off on to I 82 to Yakima is another 10 miles up of 6 % grade... we have arrived at Yakima Sportsmans state park...a lovely place near the city...a city of fruit and vegetables and agriculture of all sorts....

Here are some pictures of leaving Spokand and Riverside state park and the reindeer at Reardan,,,,,
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Old 08-22-2010, 03:25 PM   #19
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Yakima River Canyon Road

The lack of trees and the Brown towering mountains in the Yakima area are hard to figure...the beautiful green valleys and the rivers; the massive orchards, vineyards and vegetable producing areas don't fit with the brown, lack of green that one sees all around; yet the bounty of this "fruit bowl of the country" is all around to enjoy....

the illegeal immigrant issue is at forefront south of here...but in this area all they care about is that there are enough of these folks to pick and harvest this bounty......without them ...there would be a lot less to eat....America...we have a dilemma!!!!
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gettin close to Olympia

Leaving Yakima...a place that could "grow" on me...the availability of fresh food, fruit and vegetables in the area is a great asset... the state park there was great in spite of some bad reviews on RV Parks reviews.com...so heading west on US 12, I was unprepared for the change in landscape..

breathtaking as the Highway travels along rivers and up and down mountains and gives you sneak peaks of Mount Rainier along the way...just a beautiful drive

arriving at a suprise...a suprise in the business of Ike Kinesaw state park, near Morton,,,on a Monday it was a bee hive of activity and near full...but we had a reservation...

and as we pulled into the park, someone had left a sharp bolt that found its way into one of my trailer tires.....

so we just set up and changed it...experience is a great teacher

spending two nights here and then to the Land Yacht Harbor in Olympia
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Hey you two,

We came across upper WA state, through the North Cascades, along the Yaak and Skagit Rivers----beautiful, spectacular mountains, rivers and scenery. We got a look at the Olympic Peninsula yesterday and spent last night in Gig Harbor visiting family. Heading to Seattle today for a couple of nights, then Payullup for a visit with fellow travelers a few nights, then starting to work our way down the coast.

I know of at least one fellow-AS Forum couple besides we four doing the same thing---Jim & Mary, are you out there? Maybe we can do a mini-rally in Oregon.

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Hey you two,

I know of at least one fellow-AS Forum couple besides we four doing the same thing---Jim & Mary, are you out there? Maybe we can do a mini-rally in Oregon.

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Hey Doug and Mary,

We just traveled across southern BC on Highway 3. It may be one of the most beautiful sections of highway on earth. We will be in Vancouver/Whistler areas for a bit, then spend the Labor Day weekend in Port Townsend, WA at the Marina campground. Then we will be heading down 101 along the coast. If you take your time, we can catch up to you for that mini-rally!

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Old 08-25-2010, 08:27 PM   #23
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arrival in Olympia

arrived in Olympia, Lacey to be exact, at the Washington Land Yacht Harbor visiting with Bob and Donna for a few days...surveying the local area before heading to Fort Stevens, OR for two nights Sun and Mon next week...the dreaded Labor day weeking will be split between Sunset Bay, Port Orford and Harris beach on Mon and tue Sept 6 and 7....

on the road to Albuqurque,,, and Balloon liftoff... Oct 1
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