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Aug 9, 2018 - Newport WA – Little Diamond / KOA campground

This is our first Thousand Trails campground. Thousand Trails is a camping “club” and your membership allows you to stay in their parks for free. We got a membership for the Pacific Northwest this year. We wanted to see if it was a good deal or not. We weren’t all impressed with this park. The campsites are very close together and are odd sizes. You really have to hunt to find one you fit into. We were also led to believe we would have water, electric and sewer at these campgrounds, but this one didn’t have sewer. Anyway, we found our spot...

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Retired at Last!

Jul 23, 2018 - Newport, Washington

As predicted in our last entry (long time ago), over the past three months we have enjoyed springtime in Olympia; visited with friends and family; participated in church services and social activities; and have endured dentist and doctor procedures along with appropriate healing time when necessary. Over Memorial Day weekend, we visited Sharon’s brother at his Silver Lake “lodgette.” It is an annual tradition where all the kids come to spend time at the lake with their parents. This year Brian graciously invited us to join in. We celebrated...

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2018-Adventures

Jul 1, 2017 - TT Little Diamond, Newport, WA

PHOTOS TO COME SOON< check back with us..... The 270 mile drive from Toppenish, WA to here was relatively easy. We arrived here at the Thousand Trails Little Diamond park on Wednesday, the 28th of June. Rebecca drove a portion of it on I-90. Remember, dear reader, that our traveling dynamics dictate that "We go south of I-10 for the Winter and North of I-90 for the Summer" and so here we are, finally!!! We're about 40 miles north of Spokane and I-90. We've been here once before and like the area, it's densely forested, friendly small town...

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Sep 17, 2015 - Moved over to Little Diamond TT

I took the first picture before I left La Conner TT. Not everything is bigger in Texas. They call this a Banana Slug. I put the fork down so you could get a better idea on how big this thing was. I left La Conner TT early. Was going to go to Leavenworth TT but the fires were to close and air quality was bad. So I came over to Little Diamond TT, Newport, WA. I do not know that this was a good move. I have put new tires on the truck, went to the urgent care center to get my RXs renewed, filled RXs at a out of net work pharmacy and drove the...

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Jun 14, 2015 - Newport, WA

Sun, 14 Jun: A nice drive except for that part that wasn't so nice... Time to mosey east. We were up early, thanks to the nearby cherry orchard's anti-bird air cannon. They start at daybreak, which this far north during this time of the year is early. We got fed, put stuff away, and got things ready for the road. Bob dumped the holding tanks yesterday, and Sandi checked tire pressure and other stuff, so we were pretty much ready to roll. We pulled out of our site, got the car hooked up, and rolled wheels at 0810. Bob retraced our route east...

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2015 Travels

May 26, 2015 - Old American Kampground in Newport, Washington

Yesterday, we followed U.S. Highway 2 north to Newport, Washington and the Old American Kampground. Idaho is just across the river. We had stayed here about 4 years ago and enjoy the views along the banks of the Pend O'Reille River. Bev keeps reminding me that she wants to linger along the way north and I must continue to remind myself that it's the journey, not the destination. While that is one of my favorite quotes, I seem to have a hard time remembering the words. Suffice it to say, we hope our trip to Alaska will be a slow one. Today...

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Dream On

Aug 16, 2014 - Newport, WA

Up early and out of there and on our way by 8:00 o’clock. We traveled Wash. Route 20 all the way. The landscape turned to dessert soon enough. We could see where forest fires had blackened the landscape. They had burned so much, but not where they had irrigated. Those fields are nice and green. And then the fruit trees came into view. Apples and peaches. And gradually the dessert turned into green again. Tonight we are camped in a Thousand Trails near Newport. We’ll meet Don and Diane in Glacier tomorrow night. Larry is really anxious to...

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Alaska Trip

Jul 13, 2014 - E. Washington and Idaho

Wednesday, July 9 Rather than the fast interstate route, we decided to take a scenic drive thru the southern Cascades. The drive was spectacular. We drove on a two lane highway with the mountain directly on our left and the white water and falls directly on our right. we were so close at times to the water that I think if the window were down we would have felt the spray. Just beautiful! Along this same route we saw the train carrying the Boeing fuselages that were damaged in the recent train derailment. Newport is a small town in eastern...

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Jul 11, 2013 - Newport, Washington

Newport is about 50 miles northeast of Spokane, on the Washington-Idaho border. During our two weeks at Old American Kampground (OAK), our membership park right in Newport on the Pend Oreille River, we enjoyed long walks around town, and several area experiences invited our participation. Our main reason for being in Newport was to help our good friends, Carolyn and Bob Savage, celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Sharon has known Carolyn since ninth grade, and she was honored to sing at their wedding in July 1963, in Sandpoint, Idaho....

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2013-Adventures

Jun 4, 2013 - Last stop in Washington

Days 91 - 92 of The Big Trip On June 3, after saying goodbye to our Canadian friends, we were on the road, again. Instead of taking the more mountainous route, we chose the more direct. Eight miles down the road is Colville and a Walmart, so we stopped to get a few things. Just across the street from Walmart was a lumber mill and it was working away on this Monday morning. We finally saw one of the huge cranes in operation. We watched for several minutes as that big "claw" picked up lots of logs, then slid along a track, smoothly and...

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Aug 24, 2012 - Newport, WA

We did a bit of exploring today. We drove to Newport, WA to check out the Pioneer Park Campground. It is located right on the Pend Oreille River and is part of the Idaho Panhandle Scenic Rivers Byway. We stopped in Newport and picked up some sandwiches at Subway for a picnic and just enjoyed the beautiful ride along the Pend Oreille River. We also visited Oldtown, Idaho and a few other tiny towns along the Idaho/Washington border. I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story.

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Aug 20, 2011 - Still Waiting

Old American Kampground Saturday, August 20, 10 AM PDT Newport WA I’m still in Newport awaiting delivery of a new front passenger side jack and a hydraulic leveling controller. The parts are expected to come in the last week of August, but, based on previous experience, I’m not counting on it. Over the last two weeks, Rascal and I have amused ourselves meeting other RVers with dogs or cats and going on two scenic drives. I also made a big shopping trip into Spokane, 40 miles south of here. I visited Petsmart, Best Buy, REI, Costco and a few...

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