Archives for August 2013

La Push, Olympic Peninsula, Washington – Part 1

Part 1:
Our road trip started out on Thursday, August 22nd. We didn’t leave our home outside of Seattle until after lunch, so we arrived to La Push to have a late dinner, meet up with our friends, and set up.

The Quileute Oceanside Resort and RV park is the perfect base camp. This is our third time back to this RV park and I am still very happy here. We have site 4 on the newer side which is roomier and less crowded versus the original section. The best feature of this RV park is the proximity to the beach. It is literally a 20 second walk to the beach from our site. New to the site this year is the addition of a fire pit at each site. You can still opt to watch the sunset on the beach and have a fire, but remember to purchase a beach fire permit for $5 at the resort office. As a side note, wifi is only available at the office – which is making updating my website interesting.

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Check Your Tire Air Pressure

tire picAs we are getting ready for our next trip, I wrote myself a reminder to check the air pressure in the tires.  I wanted to share this simple safety precaution with you as well.

I see a lot of people at campgrounds with their 5ers and trailers, hook up and drive on out with not even a thought to their tires.  This concerns me because not only do my family and I share the road with these travelers, but I am concerned about their safety as well.  The last thing anyone wants on their vacation is an accident.

The most dangerous result of an under- or over-inflated tire is a blow-out.  Not only is it inconvenient, but a blow-out can cause you to lose control of your rig and possibly cause an accident, injuries and even death.

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Book Review – The Next Exit

On our last trip to Idaho, my kids hadNext Exit to stop to use the restroom SIX times for a 300 mile drive.  It was five times too many in my opinion!  Since this was our first time to drive to Northern Idaho, I am so glad I had the book called the Next EXIT (2013). As all of you know, when driving your rig, you can’t just pull off at any exit and look for a bathroom, place to eat, rest areas, etc.  You need to know where you are going first.  Need fuel?  Not only will it tell you that fuel is at the exit, it will specify gas or diesel.  This book is a valuable resource for our road trips and excellent for planning your next stop.  It details what services are available for every exit on USA Interstate Highways.  Check out this book in the shop and read all the excellent reviews.  This is a must have book for anyone who road trips.

Campfire Safety

Since most forest fires can be prevented, I wanted to share a few websites regarding camp fire safety and fire information that everyone can use.  WA residents:  burn ban was lifted for certain campfires in Western Washington.  See press release below.Campfire

Have a great camping weekend and enjoy some s’mores…responsibly.

 

Dry Falls/Grand Coulee of Washington

Looking for something HOT?  My motto iDeep Lakes Go East!  Living just outside of Seattle, we see just a little rain during the year.  🙂  And every year, come May, I am ready for some warm and dry weather.  Fortunately, I can hang my rain jacket to dry and head over to Eastern Washington.  While my friends on Facebook are complaining about the weather, I am in a bathing suit watching my kids play in the pool.

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