Today Ross & Marge left Leavenworth, Washington for Kennewick, Washington and the Columbia Sun RV Resort, a distance of about 175 miles. They left at 0835 and arrived in Kennewick at 1130. The move was basically from the frying pan into the fire because the predicted temperature today in Leavenworth is 98 degrees and the predicted temperature for Kennewick is 102 and tomorrow the predicted temperature is 104 for Kennewick.
They paid for two nights and may extend to stay to three nights. They were planning on visiting friends that are in the process of moving to Bend, Oregon but one of the couple is scheduled for surgery and they are leaving to return to the Bay Area on Sunday. Ross has contracted a cold and because of the cold it is unlikely that they will met with their friends because if the patient contracts Ross’ cold the surgery would most likely be postponed.
Aside from the extreme heat the weather is great. The sun is bright and there is not a cloud in the sky. The roads traveled were in good condition and traffic was light. There were only two construction zones and only one of those zones required them to stop and for no longer than five minutes.
The campground, Columbia Sun RV Resort has been open for less than a year and it is one of the largest and wide open RV parks they have seen. All sites are separated by wide, well maintained grass strips. There are paved sites that are pull-throughs as well as back-ins. The remaining sites are gravel with similar grass strips between each site and every site has full hook-ups with 50 amp service and Direct TV cable service. The gravel sites are similarly split into pull-through and back ins.
There is a large 3000 square foot meeting and entertainment room with TV’s, a pool table, book etc. The campground has yet to host a large rally but that is something they are trying to attract. There are 145 sites and only 10 are occupied by long term occupants. There is no shade but there is also no satellite interference.
As you approach the campground from the east you crest a hill and the campground is below and too the right and you get a great perspective of the size of the facility. Ross has taken some photos included in this entry. The owners and employees have all been very friendly and helpful.
The country crossed to day included two passes and some long steep climbs and decents. The country side is part mountainous and part rolling farm land.
That is all for now,
Ross & Marge