Sunday, May 11, 2014

Arrival! -- 5/2/2014

We leave Eagles Hot Lake RV Resort at 8A under sunny skies, temperature of 50, but feels like 70.  


We hear Anacortes has been having summer weather, so we really look forward to it.  Our destination tonight is Fidalgo Bay RV Resort in Anacortes, as it will be too late to go to Willie's Tug and make our nest.

Continuing on US Hwy 84, we see the reason for the name of the town, "Hot Lake."  Steam rises from a pool on our right.

More water, the Grande Ronde River.

It gets really interesting now that a 'downgrade' is warned, unlike the usual signs of a certain percent downgrade.  I wonder what that means....

The trucks drive very slow in order to control the speed as they go down, and we sit back and enjoy the ride.  Herb comments that in the old days these roads would be really fun on a motorcycle.

The state of Oregon is very colorful -- today we enjoy the yellow blooms in the field.  Could they be flowering onions?

We soon come to another beautiful state, Washington, the Evergreen state, crossing the Columbia River.

We love Washington wines, and thrill to see the orchards and vineyards along the highway.

As we continue to rise in elevation near Snoqualmie Pass, snow appears on the landscape, and small waterfalls are found along the way, draining the hills as it melts.

Soon Seattle, 

.... then Fidalgo Bay RV Resort, almost 'home.'

Find Sweet Caroline....

This is a pull-in site with the utility hookups appropriately placed, so we face away from traffic in the park and have a front yard.

On the other side of the draw, we see the Thompson Trail walking and bike path, marked by the Memorial Totem Pole.

Room with a View
Willie of Willie's Tug,
   and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
   Friday, May 2, 2014


  1. Welcome to Washington! Cindy and Gerry (Celtic Sun)

  2. We're so glad to be here!!! I saw your post about J Pod -- Thanks!