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Sep 13, 2017 - Down to Pasco

This is a short trip today down to the Tri-Cities of Pasco, Richland & Kennewick. As we left the area of the Potholes State Park and Reservoir we saw why it was name Potholes. All along the highway are large “puddles” or potholes filled with water and several small creeks. This portion of the drive is also many fruit and produce farms and several Fruit Stands and Produce Stores along the highway. It reminds me of the area down by Yuma which is dry desert with many green farms growing winter produce with the help of the river. We settled in...

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Jun 6, 2016 - Charbonneau Park (5/30 - 5/31/16)

We didn't move very far from Richland (Horn Rapids) for this stop. It is a beautiful park on Sacajawea Lake, just a little way above the Ice Harbor Dam. We chose this park and particularly our site so that we could spend a couple of days just relaxing and enjoying a sit in the sun. Our site is #7 and it sits on top of the hill looking down at the lake. The RV was right next to a big shade tree so we didn't have to put out the awning. After watching the birds, I found a robin's nest in the tree. Both parents were working very hard to feed...

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Sep 13, 2015 - Charbonneau Park on the Snake River, Corps of Engineers

Today, we drove over to the Tri-Cities area and found our way to the beautiful Charbonneau Park on the Snake River. My friend Willie had mentioned to us that during the month of September all spaces are free. Willie and Margie had spotted a perfect shady spot overlooking the river and we quickly set up and got caught up with our great friends. Willie and I were in the army together briefly in Ft. Detrick Maryland back in 1968. We spent the week here and I will attempt to recapture some of the highlights. Several mornings, Willie & Margie...

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Dream On

Aug 7, 2015 - Back on the Road

We ended up staying 4 nights at Spokane RV resort and played golf 3 times. Our last night at the park we enjoyed some hot tub time after golf and met several interesting folks from Alberta and British Columbia. Our drive took is unto the rolling hills of central Washington and we descended down to 600 ft which is the lowest elevation we have seen in 4 weeks. We saw lots of wheat fields along the highways today and as we entered the Pasco area we found the orchards and vineyards. At the campground we spent some time talking with a gentleman...

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May 24, 2015 - On to Pasco

We were up fairly early and got packed up and on the road. It was quite quiet with it being Sunday morning and we made good time, getting to Pasco about 12:30. The campground office was closed, so we had a walk round then sat at the office till it opened at 1 pm. We got set up and had lunch. The Internet here is secure, so I did some banking and Christine read and played games on her tablet. After dinner we played a game. It was very warm and we had the door open till quite late. Tomorrow we move on to Cascade Locks

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Jul 13, 2014 - Tri Cities, WA

We left a little after 9 a.m. for Pasco. A short time later, Larry noticed the Tow Bar wasn't working properly and the car was trying to peek out to the side from behind our motorhome. After two stops to adjust it, he decided at the third stop to disconnect the car and I drove the last hour to Pasco. It was difficult to snap photos today since I was driving the Honda, but I got a few to represent the scenery. Most of our drive today was away from the mountains and coming into the desert landscape of eastern Washington. We crossed the Yakima...

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Apr 27, 2014 - The Wind Will Not Stop

Most of today was spent wrestling to keep Winnie on the road. The winds were blowing a gale from the time we got to the Columbia River, all the way up the Columbia River gorge on the Lewis and Clark Highway and then on I82. I posted a couple of pictures of flags along the way that give some idea of the velocity of the wind. I hope it slacks off tomorrow. We were getting ready to leave this morning when Sue noticed a guy drive into the park ahd get waders and sampling gear out of his state owned car. He headed down to the fish weir that I...

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Aug 14, 2013 - 16th Stop - Aug 14, 2013 - Pasco, WA

We are now back to the heat, 96 degrees outside, 82 inside at 4:37 pm MT. The RV Park is right next to an RV dealer so we walked over to ask if they had a Montana High Country model 318RE. They did, so we went through it and it is exactly what we want. Our dealer in TN will order one from the factory. Our route today took us through the Columbia River Gorge. Lots of vineyards going up the sides of the mountains, wheat and corn fields with the circular watering systems after we left the gorge. Once we hit I 82 we retraced a part of the...

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Jul 5, 2013 - Pasco, WA

From Orofino, Idaho the road literally hugged the Clearwater River for about 50 miles until we reached Lewiston Idaho where the Clearwater flowed into the Snake River near the state border with Washington. Our route then followed near the Snake but out of sight of the river over semi-arid rolling farmlands with extensive irrigation. In Pasco the Snake River flows into the Columbia, and just 10 miles upriver the Yakima joins the Columbia. This is the Columbia Basin. It is dry desert unless it is irrigated, covered with sagebrush, and with...

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May 25, 2013 - Roller Coaster Day

Leaving John Day, OR in the mountains, we drove down into a valley, then up to into the mountains. . . . down, up, down, up all day long. There were some wide valleys with ranches and lots of forests. This part of the drive is called the Ukiah-Dale Scenic Corridor. We came around a curve on the highway to find a herd of cattle being worked by a couple of cowboys. It was so quick that I almost missed my photo op. We knew we were nearing the Columbia River Gorge when we started seeing buttes. Then we crossed over the Columbia into Washington...

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Jun 7, 2012 - Pasco, Washington

6/7 – 6/9 It was a short four-mile drive to our next stop, Sacajawea State Park in Pasco, Washington. This was the location of the Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival and probably one of the nicest locations that we have ever been to for a festival. The park is located at the confluence of the Columbia River and the Snake River. The bands that performed at this festival included Top String, Runaway Train, Balsam Range and Bluegrass Regulators. We thought that Balsam Range were the best group at the festival. Ken celebrated his birthday with some...

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Aug 22, 2011 - Not DC

Yes East Coasters there is another Washington and we are nearing the middle of it. Yesterday was just a short travel day as we made it half way to Connell to Pasco just north of Walla Walla (what a name). On our way we stopped at the historic town of Dayton. They boast 117 structures on the National Historic Register. The oldest remaining rail depot in Washington and the first Washington Court House are a couple we investigated. Back to Connell. It is just a burg but we have had our mail sent to the post office to General Delivery. Looking...

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