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Jul 7, 2019 - Winthrop, WA.

Our goal was to route past Grand Coulee Dam. Had heard about it since we were kids, but never seen it. Now was the time. It was very impressive and our picture taking will not do it justice. They refer to it as electric city for good reasons. There are power lines everywhere. After leaving there and heading down the road, we came upon Chief Joseph Dam that was also impressive in its own right. When we left Coeur D'alene, we decided it was to far for a one day drive to Whidbey Island, so we picked a mid point for the trip. That point was...

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May 4, 2019 - Chelan to Winthrop, WA

May 4, 2019 Although we did not stop in Wenatchee, the Apple Capital of the World, I did mention all of the new/old warehouses. As it turns out, site #1 may be one of the best in camp despite near the entrance. Not a long walk to the bathrooms and shady all day. Camp is very quiet and I did not see one woman in the bath (that has only 2 toilets for over 70 sites!) Different day in age for camping because so many campers have fully contained units. Good for us! Chelan (pronounced Shalan) is a delightful small town that is known for its...

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Aug 12, 2015 - No. Cascades National Park

Today's journey will go down as one of the prettiest we have traveled. We left Concrete and headed east on Highway 20. This highway is listed as one of the country's top scenic routes, and indeed, it is. It passes through the North Cascades National Park. We have never really heard about this part of the country before but lots of people told us it was a pretty drive. -- We started following the Skagit River, which is beautiful. The color was the blue green color of glacier water. There is quite a bit of water in the river at the point...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Oct 14, 2014 - Winthrop, Washington

On our second day, which began cloudy and overcast, we began to drive east along Hwy 20, the Northern Cascades of Washington State. While not sunny, we could see mountain tops through cloud breaks. As we travelled through Cascades National Park, a highlight was to stop and view gorges and the many dams [and lakes] along the Skagit River. The leaves are turning here, but in a 'Western' way. If you are from the east you ain't going to see the brilliant red maple colours. Our son has travelled this way a couple of times on his motorcycle, so...

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Hancock Log

Oct 11, 2014 - Winthrop, WA

October 11, 2014 Had rain overnight but sunshine in the morning. Anna who runs the camp suggested we have breakfast at the Rocking Horse Bakery down the hill. What a great place. They had excellent coffee with home baked pastries and breakfast sandwiches. We had the breakfast sandwich with local Thompson sausage, egg, pepper jack on a fresh biscuit or bagel. Wonderful! We walked down the street a bit only to find a traffic jam. 4 black steers had wandered off the range into town and the police were trying to get them to move on. We headed...

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Oct 10, 2014 - Grand Coulee to Winthrop, WA

October 10, 2014 Another beautiful fall morning! Went to the Visitor Center to watch an excellent movie on the Marvels of the Grand Coulee. It really was an incredible engineering feat at the time that provided thousands of jobs and immensely improved morale during the Great Depression. We were fascinated with the meticulously clean assembly of concrete blocks, 12 million cubic yards of concrete enough to build a highway from Seattle to Miami. They actually washed the concrete blocks to assure exact contact between them and had to embed...

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Aug 22, 2014 - Fish Hatchery

The Pine Near RV Park is located in the town of Winthrop only a block from “downtown.” We can walk through the museum across the street and down a steep hill to Riverview Street, the main street of Winthrop. A small town (population 407) has adopted a western motif and serves as the center of cross country skiing in Washington. The surrounding hills are dry and a little barren, but still with there own beauty. I ran and walked through some of the back roads in the hills where several homes have been built. The homes are pricey but don’t...

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Aug 20, 2014 - The North Cascade Scenic Byway

The plan for today was to begin our trek eastward with a drive on Washington Route 20, the North Cascades Highway, known for its scenery. Last night we caught a distant glimpse of the Cascades across Fidalgo Harbor. I was hoping for nice weather today for the drive. But as we headed east over the bridge leaving Fidalgo Island it didn’t look good with rain showers in the mountains ahead of us. But as we traversed the flat portion of the highway and reached Concrete the weather began to clear. Fortunately, by the time we got into the...

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Sep 23, 2013 - Back to the Lower 48

Mon Sep 23 It was time to move on toward Seattle. We said goodbye to Aime as he watched over our preparations for departure. We got under way and headed south out of Kelowna along 97. The southern half of the Lake is lined with more vineyards, wineries and fruit operations! And that continued all along our way heading south to the border. We crossed the border without incident. It was the first time an officer went inside the trailer to check. We had two red bell peppers in the original USA produce bag that we couldn’t cross with so she...

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Sep 13, 2013 - Day trip to Winthrop, WA

Omak is a small town nestled in a valley, surrounded by mountains (small by most standards). The Okanogan River runs through it. We stayed in the town RV park, on the river which also had a large rodeo stadium, several sports fields and very large structure which resembled a gazebo. It was a lovely campground. Quiet and peaceful. The fields were all being used last night by teams practicing their soccer for this morning's games. Watching the little kids play, and the coaches, brought back memories of when I once did it. The town of Omak...

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Sep 3, 2013 - Winthrop, WA

We have now been in the truck camper 3 months and doing fine. Saturday, August 31, 2013 The truck and camper were very dirty from the dirt roads and the rain, a couple in the park did a good job washing and waxing the truck and camper for $50. We headed towards Seattle stopping to see the Washington Capitol building in Olympia. Coming through Tacoma we had a crystal clear view of Mt. Raineer. When we were here 16 years ago we never did see the mountain because of the clouds. We stopped in Federal Way and baught Sharon a Samsung tablet from...

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May 27, 2013 - We have a new blog!

No, we're not really in Winthrop, but it has been so long since I've used Trip Journal I have forgotten how to change our location. Most of you already know we've moved over to Blogger and have been documenting our maiden voyage in our new-to-us Class A, "Scoopy"! But in case you haven't heard, I thought I'd come here and post a link! Come over and check out our adventure! http://thechouters.blogspot.com/ Linda

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