Wow it has been quite the 3 weeks. A lot of different things and stuff have been going on and in-between all that “stuff” we also have gotten to be in some pretty amazing places.
First I want to start by laughing at myself.
I am not very privy with computers. Starting this blog has been quite the challenge for me, like moving photos from one site to another. This is where I got myself into trouble.
I wanted to delete some photos from my album in word press, by doing that I did not know that it also deleted the same photos that I had posted with each blog. So when you go to my past blogs some photos will not be there, oops sorry bhahah. Lessoned learned now on with the blog.
After Colorado we worked our way to Washington state. The reason for starting in that part of the west coast was to visit Renee’s mother. She lives off the coast on Orcas Island. This is a small island within a cluster of islands called the San Juan.
I have been there a few times so I did not take many pictures. I love island life. This island does not have any big box stores or fast food restaurant. It is so relaxing, and the views around every curve are spectacular. You need to take a ferry to the island which also is quite enchanting. The ferry ride is over an hour long but again the views are spectacular. This also gives you time to slow down and take it all in.
We did some island hopping while we were there and took the ferry over to Friday Harbor. The island has over 2000 people on it. It is considered the major commercial center of the San Juan Islands. Below are a couple pictures of the bay.
While we were in Washington we were also looking into fixing the electrical system on our truck. As some of you might remember Noble RV in Rochester didn’t hook it up correctly so when we got to Denver the battery on our truck was dead. We found a place that could take care of that problem and we also thought while we were there we could get a different brake system for the pickup so we decided to extend our time in that area to have the work done.
We moved to a RV park further north in Washington. It was a darling beach town named Birch Bay. It has the classic beach look with cute, colored buildings along the coast. The park was across the street from the ocean so we were able to walk the beach every day and also watch the sunset at night.
Birch Bay is approx 2 hours from Vancouver BC. We took a day trip into Canada and did some sight seeing there. Just to remind everyone, it is a $300.00 fine to bring in or take out Nectarines . The boarder patrol agent told me he was happy that I didn’t lie to him about having the nectarines because it would have cost me around $300.00 if he found them during a search. I smiled nicely and said thank you 🙂
We went to Capilano suspension bridge which is in the rain forest. The suspension bridge is 110 feet above the forest floor and also has 7 foot bridges that are connected in the trees. beautiful views of rivers and small water falls. The pictures I took don’t do justice.
While we were in Birch Bay we got a phone call from the RV repair shop stating they couldn’t do our brake system because the man that does it had a baby so he was out for a week. Needless to say we were disappointed because we wanted the new breaking system. Because we had paid for a week we stayed. Oh well, thank god we were in a nice area so more sight seeing we did.
Now mind you they also fixed our electrical system, ugh ugh ugh. The day we were leaving we hooked up the “fixed system”, dam dam and dam, the blinkers nor brake lights were working the pickup. Yep we were pretty @#$#@%. Now this was on a Saturday so there was nothing we could do. We called and left a message that we would be there early Monday morning. We also had to make sure the RV park we were at had availability for us to stay. Thank go they did. Monday morning bright and early off to the repair shop we went. Another guy looked at the wiring and new right away what it was. Simple fix and on the road we went.
We moved on down the coast towards Oregon. The drive was a brutal ( as in a lot of rain) while we were driving. We made it to Seaside OR and found a nice place to stay. We spent our time here visiting beaches and cute little beach towns.
We went to Cannon Beach and walked the beautiful beach where the Haystack Rock is. This stretch of beach was named one of the 100 most beautiful beaches from National Geographic. It was a beautiful walk and Elle was in heaven. This is when we found out how much she loves the beach.
While traveling one also still needs to take care of business. We met some people that told us that Fort Stevens State park was a awesome park with hiking trail, bike paths and of course a beach. It is also an old fort from the 1800’s that was built near the end of the American Civil war.
Now what does that have to do with business. Well we thought this would be a nice place to stay another week and have our mail sent here, get some prescriptions filled and have an Amazon packaged delivered. It turned out perfect. We did just that, and we also got our flu shots. I love that I found out from another full time Rver that we met that you could have Amazon packages delivered to certain drop off places and the post office. If you recall I mentioned our WIFI was little to none at some places. So I purchased a product called We boost to boost my internet and it works. I am so excited about those little things. That is what I ordered on Amazon and it came within 2 days.
The pictures below are random pics of the beach at Fort Stevens, also a picture of the skeleton of a ship wreck from 1906.
Thank you for visiting.
A quote from Audrey Hepburn, Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible ” Namaste
Great job Kathy! You have gotten some awesome pictures too! So glad your both enjoying the journey. That’s what this is all about. Can’t wait to see you both soon! 💙💙
Thanks Lori, as they say, a work in progress. Excited to see you as well.