We are heading south.
We leave Brian and Sharon and Lake Pleasant RV Park in Bothell, Washington on Monday, September 19. The route should be simple…405 south to I-90, and the first night will be at the KOA in Ellensburg ($36 with KOA membership).
I avoid Seattle, but the 405/90 traffic isn’t fun. Heading east on I-90 I think we are past the hard part, but now I’m in the Cascade mountains and the weather is deteriorating. Fog, light rain, then heavy rain, big trucks rushing past leaving us in their wake, dropping temperatures….down to 41 degrees. I’m concerned about sleet and the like, but it doesn’t happen.
Some of my pictures today have nothing to do with the text. I have some nice pictures from walks around Lake Pleasant RV Park I’d like to share. Lots of nice trails there.
And eek! lots of slugs on and around the trails. They are big! Joy and Shiloh want nothing to do with them! (Neither do I). Did I say ‘nice’ pictures? :-))
Back to the story….
We make it safe and sound to Ellensburg and the KOA. It’s cold and windy but, hey, I have a cable hook up and they have the USA channel, and YAY! NCIS is on, over and over, Monday afternoon and again Tuesday morning. I’ve missed my NCIS marathons, and this is great! Other than 2 dog walks beside the Yakima River, all I do is watch TV. Don’t know when I’ll see NCIS again, so have to take advantage of the opportunity!
Oh yeah. :-)
The new season starts tonight, September 20, on CBS but alas…I no longer have cable. I guess I will survive though. I have been so far.
Our campsite at the KOA in Ellensburg, Washington.
I drag myself away from the TV at 10:30am on Tuesday morning, and we leave at 10:45. Check out is 11am. I never even unhooked yesterday.
Rather unusual dog run at Lake Pleasant RV Park. About 5 feet wide and 150 or so feet long.
Duck action on Lake Pleasant.
We continue south through Yakima, to Plymouth, Washington where we stay at the Plymouth Park Campground, a COE park on the Columbia River and the boarder with Oregon. COE parks accept the senior pass which gives half off the regular camping fee. I pay $13.50 for full hookups for one night. (I also stayed here in early June when I left Sisters, OR.)
Our campsite at Plymouth Park. Shiloh is out front, Joy is in the lower left corner. Again I don’t unhook.
I wanted to mention my GPS, and let you know….I love it!! I would not want to be without it on a day to day basis, traveling, but also when I’m staying somewhere (like Bothell) for awhile, and need to find my way around. I happen to have a mid price Garmin, and yes, it’s made a few mistakes over the more than 2 years that I’ve been using it, but not NEAR as many as I would have made without it. I’m not particularly bad about directions, and I love studying maps, but the GPS makes life SO much simpler. Highly recommended!
Tomorrow I set my GPS for the campground at Sisters, Oregon, where I’ll get to hang out with my friend Kerry, and Joy and Shiloh will be reunited with their friend Annabelle….and this particular pack will be intact again!
Annabelle and a stump!