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Nov 16, 2018 - Cle Elum Wa

* scroll down for our cell phone Due to all the California fires we have opted to go around that state this winter. We have watched the weather like a hawk over the last week and have chosen a route thru eastern Washington,eastern Oregon, Idaho and into Utah down thru Salt Lake City. This trip will take us all the way on Interstates,something we normally avoid as we love state Hwys. After almost being creamed twice in accidents in Bellingham yesterday we are somewhat jittery with other drivers. And rightly so, today as we turned off the...

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Sep 5, 2012 - Washington - A Special Place

We got up at about 6:45! I know! Us? 6:45? Well we did! It was necessary to use the furnace since the temps were in the low 50’s. We had coffee and snack bars for breakfast with the added pleasure of pears from Maggie Dellevoet’s trees back home. After a leisure breakfast we cleaned up and pulled up stakes from the Anaconda Mountains near Warm Springs Montana. It was still 54 degrees outside. After leaving the rolling hills and low mountains we travelled through parched areas of brown grass as far as the eye could see which were dotted only...

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Jul 22, 2012 - Cle Elum, WA

The terrain changed slightly from the rugged red rock to velvet looking brown hills with sagebrush. We passed a State Park famous for its petrified Ginkgo trees. Who knew these trees grew here once?? Temperatures on the high rock plain were 74 degrees and 80 degrees when we dropped to cross The Columbia River. We spoke with Nancy and Tim en route and they were excitedly checking out their new camper, hoping to put her in the road soon – yay! We stopped at a nice campground on the Yakima River. We took a walk along the river’s edge through a...

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Jul 16, 2012 - Moose Drool anyone?

We really enjoyed watching the deer before going to bed last night. Said Goodbye to Aunt Susie this morning and Janice managed not to cry. We had to go to Big Sky Brewing company and get Chris's new supply of Moose Drool. Got to the tasting room early so we had to wait 20 whole minutes in the motor-home until they opened. Montana has no sales tax, so way cool getting two cases and no CRV. Tried a sweet beer, but Karen still did the yucky icky dance with one little eensy beensy sip. She had to eat some hot tamales to get the taste out of her...

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Oct 4, 2011 - Suncadia Resort, Washington

We said goodbye to the folks and continued our road trip by heading South to Kelowna where we had a quick stop to catch up over coffee with friends Kevin and Barb. Then it was onwards to Osoyoos, where we crossed the border and continued for a few hours until we reached the Cascade Mountains in central Washington. We stayed at the very nice Suncadia Resort, a destination resort near the town of Cle Elum. The resort is a bit on the pricey side but we had read that it had a great golf course and the green fees were a bargain. It was a bit...

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Mar 6, 2011 - Cle Elum, Washington

We have arrived in Cle Elum, WA. We are camping at the Whispering Pines RV Park. The campground is loaded with snow. We thought it was closed when we first arrived because of all the snow. We had planned to leave Sequim on the first of March, but the snow was still on Snoqualmie Pass. This was our first clear day to cross the pass without having snow tires or chains. Cle Elum is having a brutal winter with over 5 feet of snow in the past 7 days. It is beautiful! We will be here for a few days exploring the area. More later from Cle Elum.

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Oct 13, 2010 - Back in the BPNW

After an uneventful 232 mile drive along I-90, we arrived safely at the Whispering Pines Park in Cle Elum, Washington. We have stayed here previously and failed to remember the noise from the Interstate Hwy, the lack of WiFi, no sewer connection and inability to get satellite TV through the trees. Other than that, we are happy campers. We are excited to be back in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and are looking forward to our winter on the Oregon coast. We will, however, be spending the next couple of weeks in the state of Washington...

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Sep 16, 2009 - Deer Park, WA to Cle Elum, WA

Traveling with Carol, Lou & Beau ............ We left Deer Park, on the 16th, knowing we had 221 miles to travel. The weather was beautiful - very cool - so it was perfect. We left pretty much on time, but when we left D.P. we made a wrong turn and ended up REALLY in the country (but away from Spokane) - knowing we had to find Rte. 2. One of our roads wasn't even paved for a short distance. We always take the back roads anyway and try to stay off of freeways. We have seen some really 'American' scenes on our travels so far. The towns are...

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Sep 10, 2009 - Port Angeles to Cle Elum

We had a beautiful, sunny day for our departure from the Olympic Peninsula. We pulled out at 9 AM after hugs and farewells to our friends. Thanks, Tony and Diana, for a great two weeks and we look forward to meeting again in Virginia next year. We had a very uneventful drive with light traffic even though we had the Seattle/Tacoma metropolitan area to get through. We had a couple of road construction areas along the way, but nothing that held us up for any length of time. We arrived at our campground by mid afternoon. Since this is just a...

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May 5, 2009 - Eastern Washington

We traveled from Coeur d’Alene along Highway 90 through the mountains down into the desert of Spokane, WA. I wasn’t able to catch a good photo of the Welcome to Washington sign, only the “State Line”, very disappointing. The terrain was changing as we traveled from Mountains to Desert brush, wide open green spaces, lakes and the wide Columbia River. Then as we neared the Cascade Mountains there was lovely farmland. All along the highway there were constant patches of brilliant yellow wildflowers. As we approached the foothills of the...

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Jun 22, 2007 - Cle Elum, Seattle, 4th of July

We only had to drive about 12 miles from Easton to Cle Elum on Friday, June 22. We are staying at Whispering Pines RV Park and have a spot that backs up to the Yakima River. It is a beautiful park with nice sites and lots of trees. We will be staying here for a couple of weeks, I think this is the longest we have stayed in one place. The town of Cle Elum is having numerous festivites for the 4th of July that we want to see. Rick is able to fish everyday just walking out the door to the river. He catches several fish each day and is really...

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May 21, 2007 - Cle Elum, WA and Roslyn (known as Cicely, Alaska on TV's "Northern Exposure")

Whispering Pines RV Park is a nice rustic little RV camp located right off the I-90 on the banks of the Yakima River. All spaces are located off the single paved loop and the best gravel sites back up to the river in the trees. The sites, although gravel, are fairly level. They have no WiFi but new cable TV and the rates are fairly reasonable. The only negative for us was the very limited view through the trees for satellite TV and Internet. We used this park to take in several local geocaches, one of which was located at a nearby cemetery...

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