Trip Start Jun 11, 2012
15Trip End Sep 24, 2012
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Colonial Creek NP Campground
Our trip that day was to a campground, Kulshan, a few miles from Concrete, WA, about a hundred and fifty miles. The Hussy, also known as the Android Navigator, kept trying to get us to follow I-50. She did it, in fact for over a hundred miles. “In one point three miles, turn left.” It got to be tiresome, but at least it was conversation. My part I won’t quote. We got onto some very interesting roads north of the Issaquah area. Washington Highway 9 is a twisty little road at times, even including a single track bridge. The sign preceding it said “Yield.” I did. Before long, we were in Sēdro-Wooley and turned west to Concrete
The campground is owned by Pacific Power and Light. There are over a hundred sites with both water and sewer hook-ups. We just used our on-board water and saved our waste. It’s very well-lighted there at sundown. We had to close all of the blinds just to darken the coach. Quiet? You bet. There were only three rigs in total. We had decent internet and phone, since we were so close to town. We sat outside until Lynnie got chilled and then retired to the front room. We read awhile and Lynnie retired early. The second coach battery is working out well. The only problem I find is that using the inverter to charge the Mac just doesn’t work. I’ll have to investigate that. The furnace on the cool mornings has plenty of power now. We read with battery powered LED lights and that helps save a bit of current
Before we left the area, we stopped by an Interpretive Site called “In the Shadow of the Sentinels.” It’s a half mile paved trail among giant old-growth fir and other varieties of indigenous trees. A beautiful area it is, which you’ll see in the photos. One tree was core-sampled and found to be about six hundred and eighty years old. It’s seven feet across at the base and towers above it’s neighbors.
We rejoined Highway 11 and went back to Concrete. From here we drove along various bodies of water and rivers. The water has a mystical green hue and is beautiful. Water levels are low now due to the drought which we have seen throughout our trip. We stopped for lunch on the shore of the Skagit River. Another beauty... We were headed for the Northern Cascades National Park, also known as the American Alps. We passed through several small villages and finally found our way to Colonial Creek Campground. We’re in a semi-slanted site in a loop with only one other RV
For dinner we had Jo-Jo potatoes and Wine and Herb marinated chicken, barbecued on the Weber. This plus a fresh green salad made for another fine meal. Now it’s reading time and I write. I have a few pictures to edit and then...
Many thanks for stopping by, especially to our children, who are so busy. Welcome all...