Trip Start Jan 01, 2007
116Trip End Dec 31, 2007
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Up early again this morning, and then on the road through Seattle's heavy traffic, and on up to our Thousand Trails Park here in La Conner, Washington, on Skagit Bay.
We settled into a spot (one of the few in this park with "full hook-ups" that include a sewer hook up). Nice spot, pretty trees all around, but after two hours of doing the "dish dance", Greg gave up on us ever finding a Dish Network signal, and we packed it back up and moved to another sight - this one doesn't have a sewer hook-up, but we CAN get a Dish Network signal here, so none of the weekend's races will be missed! For those who think that this sounds like a pretty dicey trade-off, let me remind you that we are fully contained, and we can "dry camp", without any hookups at all for up to five days, as long we conserve our water usage by taking "marine showers" and using paper plates to avoid having a lot of dish washing. Our black water (bathroom waste) tank holds 40 gallons, and our grey water tank (dishwater, shower water, etc.) holds 60 gallons. Since we'll only be here 'til Tuesday morning, it's not really a big deal - I just can't run our little washer/dryer unit.
This evening, Greg took me to a nice little restaurant in the historic and quaint fishing town of LaConner for my birthday dinner.
We walked around the town afterwards - it's really neat, with all the little original business buildings updated, but maintained in much of their original format, and almost every building down the Swinomish Channel waterfront main street proudly shows off a "National Historic Register" plaque.
So - quite a day! 3 campsites, 2 moves, and 1 birthday dinner! And we're in Washington, where the weather is often wet!