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Jul 8, 2020 - Dale's Lavender Valley

We visited a beautiful lavender farm today on our way to Costco. The lavender was just starting to bloom. We are planning a trip back in a couple of weeks to see it in full bloom. I will add more pictures to compare when we visit it again. We met the owner, she is very nice and told us all about the plants and how to take care of them, which fertilizer she uses, etc. She has several types of lavender, we bought two different kinds and had a hard time deciding, they are all so beautiful and fragrant too. She also had soaps and oils in the...

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Sep 23, 2019 - Over to Hoquiam, on Grays Harbor

Today’s trip was a short one over to the coast to Hoquiam, an easy 2.25 hours covering just 95.1 miles. The scenery was typical Washington landscape, simply forest lined highways. We were seeing occasional yellow and red leaves of Autumn on the deciduous trees. As we approached our destination, we passed thru Aberdeen, the economic center of Grays Harbor, called the Gateway to the Olympic Peninsula. Also known for being the “birthplace of Grunge”, hometown of Nirvana member Kurt Cobain. We went to Lunch at a recommended Italian restaurant,...

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May 13, 2019 - Victoria, BC to Hoquiam, WA

May 13, 2019 Dinner at Il Terrazo was terrific and we had just wonderful wait staff. We arrived early (6:15) with a reservation for 7:00 but they were able to squeeze us in. It was BUSY! All of the dishes were very interesting. I always ask what are the most popular dishes. I had planned to order the two she mentioned! • Funghi Arrosto-Debby (panko herb coated portabello mushroom with garlic bulb, prosciutto, sun-dried tomato, pine nuts and parmigiana. Sliced and tossed with baby spinach, crispy capers a balsamic vinaigrette • Capesante e...

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May 6, 2019 - Hoquiam, WA via Hwy 101

Today we drove four hours and 190.4 miles. We headed west on Oregon 26 then to Highway 101 up the coast to Astoria. Then we crossed the Columbia River to Washington’s Hwy 101. There was a lot of wetlands, sloughs (pronounced slews) to be exact. Backwater marshy tide flats. As we left Sherwood, we passed through Tigard and saw an interesting piece of art that resembled flower petals, like a tulip. Somewhere early on, Larry discovered his Cruise Control was working again. It keeps going off and on, don't know what the problem is. We headed...

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Jul 17, 2018 - Hoquiam, Washington

July 13-16 We arrived at Holquiam RV Park and got escorted into our back up site by the park manager. The managers here are very helpful and friendly. It is located next to the Holquiam River. There are no river view sites but there is a trail that goes along the river and through canopy of trees. As you walk down the trail there is an old railroad track that is now covered with plant life. We found an engraving on the railroad track that said COLORADO SEC 905 III 1913. It also has an old dock that has seen better days. The town of...

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Trip Journal

Millers RV Travels

Jul 8, 2018 - Hoquiam, WA

/// Sunday - July 8, 2018 A Travel Day: After bidding our farewells to our neighbors we hit the road by 9:45 A.M. Our route today would again take us north on Hwy 101, The Pacific Coast Scenic Highway. The weather was mostly clear and mild. Mild being temperatures in the 60's. The road conditions were okay but the traffic was surprisingly heavy until we crossed the Columbia River into Washington. We made just one stop to check the tires and to check on things inside the "Silver Twinkie." We hit several rough spots in the road that I just...

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Jan 1, 2018 - Clamming in the New Year!

We went north for New Year’s Eve. Washington Fish and Game opened a couple of beaches for clamming just for the weekend. Hoquiam is not on the ocean, it is around Grays Harbor, but it is between some of the beaches that were to open. Jesse and a friend of his came down to clam with us. We had fun. The first night I had fun just being on the beach and took a lot of pictures. We got about 35 clams but I only had three. The second night I left the camera behind and got more clams. I was wishing I had the camera though when the Super Moon...

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Jun 11, 2017 - Port Angeles, Olympic Park, Waterfalls, Ruby Beach, Hoquiam

We left this morning about 7:30 am and went through the city of Port Angeles. It's quite a big place since it is in the middle of nowhere. First thing, we saw 2 deer. We headed up Hurricane Ridge Road. At the booth for Heart of the Hills, the ranger said that Plattsburgh Air Force Base was her first assignment. As we drove along, a pretty good sized mule deer jumped into the road and crossed right in front of us. It was hard to see it at first due to driving in and out of the shade, but luckily the speed limit was low. There were pretty...

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Jun 1, 2017 - Out of Washington

For the first time since April 30 we are not staying in Washington State. Today we left the state and crossed the Columbia River at Astoria, OR. Before crossing over we stopped at “Dismal Nitch”, a cove along the lower Columbia River that was the Lewis and Clark Expedition's last campsite before sighting the Pacific Ocean. On November 10, 1805, a severe winter storm forced them off the river for six days. They eventually moved on to the mouth of the Columbia River to spend the winter at what is called Fort Clatsop. It was the last...

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May 31, 2017 - Back on the Grid, Almost

We left Olympic National Park today and are traveling south by way of US 101 along the western edge of the Olympic Peninsula. While the campground was completely off the communications grid, the western part of the peninsula is only partially off the grid. We are in and out of cell phone coverage as we travel along 101. We’ve stopped at a couple of scenic views and the coastline in this area is beautiful. It’s been raining and drizzling most of the way so we decided to stop early in Hoquiam, WA next to the Hoquiam River for the night. We...

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Jul 14, 2015 - Hoquiam, WA

Update 7/15/2015 - Photos added. ******************************************************************************** Had a great stopover in Tillamook staying at the Elk's lodge campground. Met some nice RVers and enjoyed a nice dinner last Friday at the Lodge. Yesterday we made a 4 hour run up the coast into Washington and arrived at Hoquiam River RV Park around 1:30pm. We have a beautiful site on the river and will post pics later today. We leave Thursday for Gig Harbor, WA in the Seattle/Tacoma area. Trust everyone is fine.

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Jun 22, 2014 - Hoquiam, WA.

We spent two lazy days in Hoquiam, WA. The kids even had a pajama day. They just stayed in their PJ's and played games or watched TV. It was damp drizzly day anyway. We were camped on the Hoquiam River. The town is small and not a lot going on. It is adjacent to the town of Aberdeen. The major streets are all one-way, even the bridges crossing the river. You need to go north or south of the store or where you want to go and turn go back to it. One of the towns highlights was the Kurt Cobain memorial. We skipped it.

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