North to Washington

Canby, Oregon was just a bit southeast of Portland. Our plan was to head to sister Wendy’s in Brewster Washington, check our stuff in storage (looking for the tub of yarn that Joanette is having her annual autumn hankering for!) We skirted Portland and followed the Columbia River past Mt. Hood, The Dalles and turned north into Washington. One of both of our favorite highways is the Canyon Road between Yakima and Ellensburg (we discussed this in one of our earlier blogs), so we headed there to spend one night along the Yakima River. We found a BLM campground, Big Pine, which would accommodate Coach and Toad. Little did we know that we would get a heck of a storm, wind, thunder and lightening, but we survived, had an enjoyable evening and left the next day to go over Blewett Pass (a beautiful alternative way between I-90 Ellensburg and US Hwy 2 Wenatchee). We decided to take advantage of Keith’s Washington State Park Disabled Veterans Pass and stay about 15 minutes from Wendy and Rick’s place at Bridgeport State Park. Three nights, free, beautiful campground with power and water. Wendy went with us up to Winthrop where the majority of our important belongings are in storage. No yarn, must be in Hot Springs, we’ll get back there in a week or so! We had a nice lunch in touristy little Winthrop, a great dinner with Wendy and family and traveled with Wendy to her cabin on Crawfish Lake the next day. A bit rainy in Central Washington while we were there, the apples are being harvested and fall is in the air!

Keith, Joanette and Wendy in Winthrop, WA

What fun spending time with family and friends!

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