A Day of Rest
Trip Start Jul 12, 2010
74Trip End Sep 24, 2010
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Where I stayed
Deception Pass State Park
Anthony called the post office in PT and they did have an envelope from Progressive Insurance that we guessed was our Canadian insurance card we had mailed to Kristin's address. We hadn't realized until the last day or so before we left that we needed it so there wasn't time to send it to us in Hazen.
Kristin had some fabric she wanted to give to me to use for some of my planned sewing projects so we took the time to do that. She also insisted on sending some other food with us. The peanuts she sent are the best. We'll be asking for more when Anthony and Porter come to Alaska later in August. She also had a couple pair of corduroy pants that were too short for her and fit me perfectly that I took and a pair of birkenstocks that she got at a consignment store and they were too short for her. I love hand-me-ups!
Wayne and Anthony vacuumed the inside of the car and rinsed off the outside. It has a cover for the windshield so rocks can't chip it and there is a guard that protects the front of the car and the headlights from getting chipped but it still gets very dirty if you drive though any kind of mud or gravel.
We went to the post office and got the letter. It was the card we needed so that was a relief. Kristin made copies of some patterns for me and Wayne got a loaf of sourdough bread from the bakery nearby. He and I also got soup and a sandwich thinking we'd eat it during the long wait for the ferry. We said goodby to Kristin, Anthony and Porter knowing that we'd see them in August and September. It's always easier when it isn't going to be such a long time. It sure is lonely though after we've been with them for several days in a row.
Lo and behold, we got on the first ferry and were over to Whidbey Island by early afternoon. We stopped in Oak Harbor for a few items and then Wayne found out there is a Camping World store over at Burlington so we drove over there looking for some things for the trip. We drove into Anacortes on our way back to go to the hardware store. It didn't take too long and we got back in time to do some laundry for the first time in our washer/dryer.
It worked okay but is more suited for loads of underwear than anything like jeans or towels. The drum is small so doesn't really allow room for the clothes to tumble when drying. The ended up being really wrinkled so I took them out when they were still damp and hung them around the camper to finish drying.
We did go for a short hike on a trail in the park. That felt good to get out and get some exercise and fresh air. I hope it is the first of many miles!