Larry & Cheryl's 2016 Travels travel blog

Up to Washington

Daisy hiding while I'm vacuuming

"Drink a mug a milk a meal"

Portland traffic

Passing by the Willamette River

Busy downtown

One of many bridges of Portland

More of Portland

Roofs over the boat docks

Goodbye Oregon

Crossing the Columbia River

Welcome to Washington

Lots of Logging around here

Many little rivers and lakes to cross

Small lake with Lilly pads

More bridges over rivers

If you need your truck rebuilt, they can do it

Hayes Lake with houses along the shore

Crossing the Skookumchuck River

A little spring color along the highway

Olympia Capital Dome

Oh my gosh, Mt. Rainier !!!

More spring color along the highway

Puyallup Elks Lodge

Our site on the grass, nice and wide

The lodge even has a swimming pool


Travel Day usually involves a little cleaning before we wrap things up. I got the vacuum out and couldn't find Daisy. Finally I found her hiding by the steering wheel, in front of the driver's chair curled up on Larry's slippers. Silly girl. Had to give her a hug and let her hide in the bedroom until I was finished vacuuming.

We headed up through Portland on Interstate 5, across the Columbia River into Washington.

We were going to stay at the Burien Elks Lodge where we stayed 2 years ago, near the Sea-Tac Airport. I called them when we were about a couple hours away and they said they had two spaces open but they had just gotten calls from two other RV'ers. Okay, we need a plan B.

Got out the Elks Travel Guide and saw there was a lodge in Puyallup with many RV sites, so we set our GPS for there.

They have 28 spaces on grass with electric only (the city wanted to meter the water usage, too much of a pain) and water for our tank by the Dump Station. The spaces are nice and wide. We went in to pay our donation and of course got our pin. They also have a very inviting swimming pool that was occupied by a couple families.

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