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Day 9, 3-Week Teardrop Trailer Trip: It’s a Dog’s Life for Me

In a perfect existence, dogs would rule the world.

The road to Yellowstone National Park is paved with biscuits, or at least should be, according to our dog.

Hey, wait a second . . . what the heck?

And, plenty of this . . .

We’re on our way to Yellowstone today. Looking forward to the sights along the way. See you there!


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Teardrop Trailer Summer Road Trip: 9 NW States, 8 Nat’l Parks


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Day 8, 3-Week Teardrop Trailer Trip: Hay, Washington! Spuds! Spokane!

Hay is my new obsession. I can’t stop photographing fields of hay.

The drive across Washington state featured tons of scenic views.

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The weather remained chilly with some rain along the way. Our destination: Spokane, Washington. Of course, we had a few pit stops along the way and a few opportunities to sample the fine local cuisine, like this superb confection from the upcoming state of Idaho . . .

Culinary treats were the theme of the day. When we met with friends at the KOA campground in Spokane, we kicked back while Tim prepared dinner: gorgeous pork chops that’d been soaking in an apple-bourbon-maple marinade for close to a week. The sweet steam off our iron skillet taunted us ’til dinner was on the table. Amazing meal! Thanks, Tim and Vicki, for your fine company and generosity.


To see our original trip route map, click on the first post of this mini-series:

Teardrop Trailer Summer Road Trip: 9 NW States, 8 Nat’l Parks


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DAY_7_01We’re happy to help!

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Day 7, 3-Week Teardrop Trailer Trip: Goodbye Olympic Peninsula; Hello Seattle!

Though we hated to part with our new friends in the Olympic Peninsula area of northern Washington state,

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we were more than ready for a ferry ride across to Seattle, WA. Our little teardrop trailer has never before traveled by boat but settled in like an old pro.

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Our 80-pound dog never quite acquired her sea legs and shivered her timbers until she found dry land again.

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The views were spectacular on a sunny, though cool, day. We took the Bainbridge-Seattle ferry. It was smooth sailing all the way.

Though the transition from water to land was easy for some,

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waterfront Seattle was difficult to navigate with our teardrop trailer. Parking was impossible down by the waterfront, so we instead took a scenic drive through the various hoods and vowed to revisit without trailer and dog someday.

By mid-afternoon, we arrived at Denny Creek campground in the Mt. Baker-Snowqualmie area of Washington, east of Seattle on I-90 about halfway to Ellensburg.

Though we had a stream in our backyard and gorgeous campsites all around us, it became unseasonably cold and cloudy and there was far too much highway noise throughout the night. Otherwise, it’s a lovely campground. Despite the highway noise (which seems like white noise after a while), we enjoyed our stay and would consider it again the next time around.

Mark caught a picture of me in a more reflective moment. You’ll notice I have a black-eye in this picture. I’ve been doing my best to hide it since I acquired it three weeks ago in New York, but it’s taking forever to fade away and is beginning to annoy me. C’mon, man! I’m ready to get back to normal!

I could tell you some tall stories about how I acquired that black eye, but truth is it was a five-year child that did me in–a tough, New York born-and-raised child, but still just a child. Mostly, I only pay attention to my black-n-blue face when I see my reflection in a mirror or in the multitude of pictures I’ve taken since but have tossed in the can.

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Maybe I should know this–being from New York and all–but how long is it supposed to take for a black eye to fade from black? Mark is sweet. He just says, “Baby, your face may be black and blue, but your hair looks gorgeous!” That’s my man.  He sees the bright side of everything.  Anyway, camping and vanity don’t mix, so on with the show!

Tomorrow we travel and rendezvous with old friends at a KOA campground in Spokane. Tim is a great cook and promises to make us dinner. Yeah, baby!



To see our original trip route map, click on the first post of this mini-series:

Teardrop Trailer Summer Road Trip: 9 NW States, 8 Nat’l Parks


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DAY_7_01We’re happy to help!

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Day 6, 3-Week Teardrop Trailer Trip: Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, WA

When words won’t do, take a picture or two. Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge in Sequim, WA, is picture-ready. Keep camera in hand and slot out a couple of hours for a stroll along the driftwood-drenched, finger-like sand dune that extends five miles and balances a lighthouse on its fingertip. There is no such thing as a lousy photo at this location.

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Impromptu forts,

and art forms abound:
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To see our original trip route map, click on the first post of this mini-series:

Teardrop Trailer Summer Road Trip: 9 NW States, 8 Nat’l Parks


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DAY_7_01We’re happy to help!

If you have any questions about where we’ve been, any aspects of the experience we didn’t share here, please use our ‘Contact’ page to send us an email with your question(s). We’ll do our best to provide you the answer if we know it or will at least fabricate something entirely convincing.

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If you see us the road, HONK!
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Day 6, 3-Week Teardrop Trailer Trip: Port Townsend, WA, See It All and Sea Otters Too!

Keep ye eyes open, and ye shall see.

When we planned this trip, we made sure to NOT PLAN certain things, because life has a way of laying it all out for us anyway. Our suggestion for trekking trips like this one is to chat it up with fellow campers and locals and follow their recommendations.

Our camp friend, Barbara, was interested in sustainable farming in Port Townsend, WA. She was looking for property and raved so much about Port Townsend that we took a half day to check it out.

We didn’t have to look far, just had to look DOWN to see this momma sea otter and her babies hanging out on the dock below us:

As the sea otters would attest, the Port Townsend waterfront is picturesque and picture-perfect for boat lovers:

And when our senses were saturated with boats, we rode our bicycles around town and discovered we were in good company . . .

Then our sights shifted from bikes to automobiles . . .

and, finally, to planes. We made a stop at Jefferson County International Airport–a tiny airport comprised of one air strip and shack-style restaurant that serves outstanding pie. We received the tip about the pie from one of Mark’s business friends in the avionics field. You know what pilots always say:

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That about wrapped up the Port Townsend portion of the day. Lots of great shops in town, including a well-stocked vintage shop that’s worth popping in on. An easy town to explore on foot or on bike. The second half of the day was spent at the spit at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. (See our next post.)


To see our original trip route map, click on the first post of this mini-series:

Teardrop Trailer Summer Road Trip: 9 NW States, 8 Nat’l Parks


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DAY_7_01We’re happy to help!

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