Weekend Getaway Exploring Wenatchee and Leavenworth

Our weather in the Pacific Northwest has been nothing short of amazing. Perfect time to hook up the trailer and head out on a road trip. This time we drove east of the Cascade Mountains to explore the Wenatchee area.

Our basecamp was the Wenatchee River County Park, or WRCP. Love this place. WRCP has a great facility with easy access from State Highway 2 in Monitor, Washington. Laid out like a park with large lawns for spreading out and plenty of room for the kids to run. My favorite loop is [Read More…]

 

Pioneer Village

Road Trip: Wenatchee River County Park

Are you headed to Leavenworth for Oktoberfest?  Or planning for the Apple Blossom Festival during April?  Maybe you are like us and need a warm, sunny location for Memorial Day weekend.  Then park your wheels at Wenatchee River County Park!

Wenatchee River County Park, or WRCP, has a great facility with easy access on State Highway 2 in Monitor, Washington.   thumbs up for WRCP WRCPThe sites are laid out in loops lending to its park like setting of large lawns for spreading out and plenty of room for the kids to run around or an impromptu football game.  My favorite loop is B due to its proximity to the play park.  I can relax in my lounge chair right outside my RV and watch the kids all day at the merry-go-round.  The park hosts 49 sites with 43 being full hook-ups for $30 a night/$25 for water & electric.  WRCP is strictly an RV park with no tent camping allowed.  This park is wide open and my kids love to bring their bikes.  The car and truck traffic is very low giving me piece of mind while the kids wander on their toys.  Forget your bike?  No worries, WRCP has bikes to check out.  They offer several amenities like free wifi, laundry, showers, bathrooms, volleyball, horseshoes, basketball hoop, golfing cage, free movie and book check-out, work-out areas, and a Ping-Pong table.  Check out WRCP’s website to learn more.  One downside to WRCP are the passing trains.  They do travel all hours of the day and night. [Read more…]

Lake Easton State Park, Snoqualmie Tunnel, and the John Wayne Pioneer Trail

One of our favorite close to home locations for a quick getaway is Lake Easton State Park.  This park, located just east of the Snoqualmie Summit ski area, has fantastic facilities, full RV hookups, camp sites, and amenities while also being located close to miles and miles of great hiking trails.  Nestled along the bank of Lake Easton, the park offers a great variety of water activities including fishing, swimming, and boating (although high-speed water activities are not recommended due to under water tree stumps).  The last time we were there, we took our small inflatable raft out on the lake and had a great time with the kids.  In addition, there was a local person renting paddle boards for those interested in getting out on the water.

Lake Easton View 2

Lake Easton State Park is great for those traveling with kids.  There are plenty of nearby grassy areas, a charming sandy beach area with awesome views, and a nearby play-park for the kids to blow off some steam while the parents relax.  In addition, many of the RV sites are located in a forest setting, making you truly forget that you are less than 1 hour away from Seattle.  While most of the sites offer good locations, spots # 31, 33, 35, and 37 offer the best views of the beach area and lake and are among our top choices when they are available.

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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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