Monday, May 22, 2017

Daffodils, Tulips and a Lone Tree.

La Conner, Washington
April 15th - 18th

We left Elma on the morning of April 15th and made our way past Seattle. We did not stop there as time in the US was going short. Instead we took photos from I-5 highway. We had booked a site at La Conner Thousand Trails Preserve. We managed to get a good site with an ocean view. The campground is right on the banks of the Puget Sound. A gorgeous place with so much to do. We were very lucky in that we had great weather while we there.

Going through Seattle.


The ocean view from our site

Lovely sunny site
The Lone Tree. - lost it's top a few years back.

The Lone Tree and the sunset.



The setting sun shining on the beach.


Loads of driftwood


Lone tree at sunset.


Skagit Bay on Puget Sound from the campground.
The second day we were there we went to the Tulip Festival and got a few photos of the tulips and daffodils. So spectacular that half of Washington State was there and we found it hard to get around with all the traffic on the roads. However we did get some good photos.















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Sunday, May 07, 2017

Rain, Rain, Rain and a little Ice

North Oregon Coast and crossing into Washington State

Our trip continued up the Oregon Coast and our next port of call was Seaside Thousand Trails Resort. Just three days there and it rained for two days. Luckily our site had a gravel base but we still had to wade a bit from the trailer to the truck and back.

The resort was OK with a lovely indoor pool and hot tub, but no internet even though we had been told that there was. We did a couple of drives to local beaches to give Timmy his beach fix. Just a quiet stay for us.



Lewis and Clarke statue on the beachfront

Lovely sunset


The beach at Seaside on our one sunny day

Timmy in his element.

Skunk Cabbage, I was told.

Swamped woodlands at Seaside TT Park

Beautiful indoor pool at the resort

Our next stop was Travell Inn Campground,  a Coast to Coast park in Elma, Washington State. The drive was still rainy and as we got to the resort the rain changed to ice. It was fine for an over night stop, but not somewhere I would like to stay for any length of time.

The bridge over the Columbia River into Washington State


A rainy, icy drive


Ice on the back of the truck when we arrived

Our wet site. 

The sun came out for a short while and we had a lovely double rainbow.

Rainbow
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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Newport, Oregon and meeting up with friends.

Whaler's Rest Thousand Trails
April 8th - 11th


A short drive up the road to Newport, Oregon and Whaler's Rest RV Resort. We love Thousand Trails!! We could not travel as much as we do without the membership. Some parks are fantastic and some are less than fantastic but for US$550 a year we cannot complain when we get 30 free nights a year and rest are $3 a night. Whaler's Rest is one of the better resorts, and it is just a walk across the road to get the beach. 

The drive was lot more interesting because the rain held off for a few hours.  We have to come back to Oregon. It is so beautiful along the coast. We also find Oregon a lot more relaxed than California. The beaches are wonderful and dog friendly!! Timmy likes that.



We found a good spot where we could get satellite and also we were able to pick up the wifi from the Adult Centre.


A trip to the beach and Seal Rock was on the agenda. 









While we were at Whaler's Rest we met up with friends, Jennifer and Kate. We met them last winter in Florida and vowed that if we were ever in Oregon we would look them up. We had a walk around the town for a while and took a look at some big seals in the harbor. Then we had a late lunch. It always so nice to re-connect with people we meet on the road.

Dee, Kate, Jennifer and Michael
Sea Lions jockeying for position on a floating dock.
Noisy and stinky!

Here are a few more photos that we took while we were at Whaler's Rest.

On our way to Newport, the sun was shining, so we stopped at Heceta Lighthouse again.

Looking toward Manzanita.

Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach

Jockey's Cap Rock




We took so many photos but it is impossible to show them all. Oregon has an astoundingly beautiful coast line. Can't wait to go back.

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