The day after arriving and getting set up Mountain Ridge RV Park we back tracked a few miles up I-89, took a right onto Hwy 12 and on into the park. Back in Hatch we were right at 7000 ft. elevation, in the park we ended up over 9000 ft. and I have to say, hiking around at that altitude at my age can be a little challenging. Just don’t push it and it was well worth it.
Gayle and Bugz above and Bugz below.
I found a rabbit.
And a dog.
Next, Zion Nat’l Park.
Leaving Troutdale, OR we took a 288 mile drive to Baker City, OR for a one night stay. Then another 254 mile run and one night stay in Twin Falls, ID. These were quick stop overs, so there was not much to see. After that it was a 270 mile drive to Lakeside RV Campground just South of Provo, UT. We spent two nights there, needed to get some laundry done and other chores.
Funny thing happened at this RV park, Gayle was out walking the dog (Bugz) she ran into friends from home. Grant and Linda were also on a road trip in their new 5th wheel trailer. We ended up staying there for two nights and shared some stories and a couple “Happy Hours” with them. We told them our plans about our next stop, Hatch, UT where online we found what looked like a nice little park between Bryce and Zion National Parks where we spent three nights. Grant and Linda also booked in to Mountain Ridge RV park, so needless to say we shared a few more “Happy Hours” :-) This took us 10 days into our journey.
On the highway coming into Hatch, UT.
And the view from our RV site.
Next up Bryce Canyon.
We loaded up our get-away house on wheels October 1st and hit the road. We allotted 10 days to get to Mayer, AZ where we were booked to spend a month.
The first day ended up driving 216 miles to Troutdale, OR down on the Columbia River Gorge where we spent two nights. That way we had one full day to explore. The RV park was next to the Historic Columbia River Hwy which we headed East for 12-15 mile till it ended back on I 84. Along the way there are numerous water falls and view points.
See ya down the road.
This is just a quick one…We did this little four day run out to Forks to take in the local drag races held at the city airport.
These are 1/8th mile vs the standard 1/4 mile. The length of the runway only allows that distance so there’s enough room to decelerate to a safe speed before the end.
Anyway we stayed at the RV 101 Park with in a mile of the strip. It’s a nice place that has been taken over by new owners. It was good when we stayed with the old owners, but you could tell, after many years, they were ready to retire.
These images are mostly starting line catches.
Did catch my friend Travis Hitt (Hittman) pulling the wheels at the 1 – 2 shift.
Next stop Troutdale, OR
Don & Gayle
Spent about 4 days here at Pioneer trails RV Park.. We were with about 6-8 other rigs from the Everett/Lynnwood area. That’s an okay way to do an outing now and then, but I think we like the independence of doing what we want, when and where. But have to say it was fun.
The park it self is very nice…quite large and some sites are privately owned but are all well maintained. Because of the Oak Harbor Naval Air Field and the local Refineries there were quite a few enlisted personal and transient workers that travel and live in their RV. But then again all really nice people and fun to chat with and hear how that kind if life feels.
Our friends RV
Both going and coming home we to a car ferry.
Spent a day in La Connor, a historical town close by.
Dined with this unsavory tyrant.
Morgan sports car. Their frames are made from wood.
Next stop, Forks, WA and a little Drag Racing.
Don & Gayle
Well I’ve been sort of ignoring this and need to get caught up.
We went down to Gig Harbor RV Park last March to get more used to the motorhome, so this being an hour and a half drive, it was the first time on a freeway for us in this almost 40 foot bus. All I can say is it drives great, comfortable, and I have to use cruise control to keep it at the speed limit.
We spent, I think, 3 days there and just walked around exploring the water front.
As far as the park, it’s a ex KOA Park by the looks of the buildings and now has new owners. They are doing a lot of work and it really shows. Being on a hill side and having terraced sites is a little different than we have experienced in the past. but they are large sites and easy to navigate. In the upper area are some long term campers, looked like some are workers that travel from one industrial job to another, welders, pipe fitters, etc.
There we are at the top of the heap.
Along the walk into town. Looks to be an old net shed, now shop.
This guy has not been used in a while.
This was at the turn around point of a 4 mile walk.
Oh yes, and of course we had to sample a great Bloody Mary before heading back to camp.
Next stop, Anacortes, WA.
Don & Gayle
Well, here we are on our fourth outing with the, new to us, motor home and I’m just now posting the what happened on the second outing…I will get caught up before too long.
Feb.14th 2015, Fort Flagler State Park on Marrowstone Island, WA. This is a really nice, very level RV Camp. Although we did not know in advance that the water had been shut off for winter, so it was a good thing we had loaded up the motor home with a 100 gallons of fresh water. We did have power and sewer however.
As you can see by the muddy looking home, the winter grime on the roads getting here was bad!
Sun rise early one morning.
Meet Mr. Knot Head.
I don’t think the fog ever lifted on this day.
This guy had his eye on Bugz.
Bugz guarding the camp.
Next stop Gig Harbor WA.
See Ya then.