Monday, August 19, 2013

Our First Trip - BOOKED!

The point of getting a trailer is for the camping, isn't it?  ISN'T IT?

Yes, yes it is.

We originally thought our first trip would be all the way to Yellowstone, to pick up Nolan after his summer of what turned out to be hell.  But the hell was just a bit too much, and he's put in his notice and will be heading home on his own by way of adventure.  Somebody laughed at me earlier because I said "I don't have to go to Yellowstone now."  WHO says that?!!  In ordinary times, I'd be horribly disappointed that we're not going.  But we have been before, and Michael's bum leg means there wouldn't be much walking around of great distances - thus, it's no skin off our backs.

Kind of a relief actually.  It was a bit nutty to think we'd go so far on our first trip with the trailer!  But hey - we're still going on a trip.  Just not so far.  The trip to Yellowstone was going to be long days of driving and very little time to relax.  The replacement trip will be shorter drives and more fun time!

Our first stop will be two nights at the Yakima Sportsman State Park.  My parents live in Yakima, and we want to spend a bit of time with them.  Michael wants to pick every bit of knowledge about trailers from my dad's brain - which hose goes where, etc. etc.

Yakima Sportsman State Park

Looks like a pleasant place.  One of the things I'm looking forward to is writing about the places we visit on our travels.  It won't be too long before I can start with that!

Next stop will be Lake Chelan State Park, though it won't be this autumnal...

lake chelan state park

Our final stop east of the mountains will be Pearrygin Lake State Park.  I sure hope we see an owl like this!

Long-Eared Owl, Pearrygin State Park

Finally we will venture back over the mountains and spend one night close to home, at Bayview State Park.

Padilla Bay Sunset

Those sure are some pretty sights!  Soon I'll have my own pictures and commentary about these camping spots.  We are really looking forward to getting out on the road.  Now that we have the means, we want to make the most of the state park system here.  Whether it's just a few miles down the road or five hours away, we plan to camp there.