Monday, September 14, 2015

25 Mile Creek State Park

I think it was 6 years ago that we accidentally ended up at 25 Mile Creek State Park, and we've been there as often as possible eve since. Originally we were trying to stay at Lake Chelan State Park, but they were full and we had no reservations. They suggested we go up the road 10 miles to the other park. We loved it so much we've booked a site there at least once every summer since.

The park is comprised of 2 separate areas. Up by the lake are the RV sites with power and water and so close together your door opens up into the side of the rig beside you. Then there's the rear of the park. No hookups but the sites are more dispersed, private, and many of them are creek side. 

The park has a nice sheltered marina with a boat launch, 2 bathroom areas, and a park store for firewood, ice, boat fuel and all those last minute things you forgot to bring. Dan calls it his happy place. June and September are my favorite times to go there's fewer campers and the weather is usually a bit cooler. 100 degrees is not uncommon through the summer there. 

Your shot of the day

Lake Chelan at sunset

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The fire in my soul

Every body knows that this fire season has been the worst Washington has ever seen. While the forests have been ablaze, tourism in these areas has dropped to almost nothing, understandably. The only problem is that many of the small business owners in these fire stricken areas have seen almost no revenue in the time they need it most, like Tom and Linda who run the park store here at 25 Mile Creek. This park has been closed for the past 5 weeks due to fire and has only reopened today now that the camping season is drawing to a close. We'd love to see everyone come out this weekend to support these communities. The weather's threatening to hit 90 this weekend, and the lake looked like glass when I came in. Come spend your tourism dollars on what looks to be one of the last great weekends of summer here, where it just might be enough to save a small business.

Reserve a site at 25 Mile Creek State Park

Monday, September 7, 2015

Who's laboring today?

We've spent the Labor Day long weekend at Bridgeport State Park.  It's a nice park in the Columbia River Valley at Rufus Woods Lake, which is situated behind the Chief Joseph Dam.  To say the park was chaotic during the holiday would be quite the understatement.  It's been party party party for 3 days straight, and Dan and I are both glad to get back to the peace and quiet.  We've been here once before and enjoyed our stay then too.  There are lots of  hook up and pull through sites here making it an easy stop along the road, and there's a terrific bike path all the way to the Dam, which I hear has a pretty good tour, though we didn't manage to make it that far.  The park has lots of mature trees and a swimming area as well as a playground to help occupy the little beasties.  I would absolutely come back here, though maybe not on such a busy weekend.  I've also been told that the lake has some pretty great fishing, our neighbors caught several Kokanee, though they failed to share the bounty.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Do you see what I see?

One of my goals with this whole blogity business is to take more photos.  So I've challenged my self to a picture of the day, in theory it should make me a better photographer.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Who do you think you are?

Well hello there big wide web. Welcome to our travels! I'm Leila, and that guy over there behind the wheel over there is my ruggedly handsome, oh so charming, husband Dan. The sweet little noises behind me? Well that's the cutest little baby ever. Ms. JC Monkey Butt.

We don't live the most conventional life style ever, and so we thought you might enjoy the tales of our travels as we bump on down the road. You see, home for us is a 30' 5th wheel powered by a big old beastie f450. It may not look like much, but I bet I spend less time cleaning house than you.

We weren't happy with our sticks and bricks so this past April we sold it and everything we owned and hit the streets. Now that we're actually on the road I wanted to share our stories with you, my hip and happy reader, provide a way to keep in touch with our fellow travelers, and answer the question our friends and family like to ask "So where are you guys?" So sit back and enjoy the ride because I'm not sure we're ever going to be There Yet.