|Chinook Pass summit|
It turned out that we were the first ones to arrive, but when it was all said and done there were 5 rigs (actually 4 rigs and 1 tent). The ten of us have all done this trip before and it has become a delightful tradition. [we already have our dates set for next year]. This is a time of just relaxing, reading, playing games, hiking for some, ice cream stop for some. Saturday night was the potluck, with dishes provided by each "household" and a celebration of 4 summer birthdays. The campground is close to the highway, but separated by a locked gate (although we did have an unbelievably rude couple stop and just walk around the gate - saying they were coming in a couple of weeks and wanted to see the place. No "if you don't mind" or "excuse us" or some such, that any civilized adult would say.)
|thanks Caro for our little "tent"|
|Everyone's favorite little room|
|The American River - fast and cold|
|Salmon berry blossom|
We are in the middle of Washington state tonight, in Moses Lake. Moses Lake has an interesting past - it was used to train pilots during WW II and a number of folks from Britain and western Europe have been here. (who would have ever heard of Moses Lake, otherwise?) It is also where pilots learn about take offs and landings with Boeing 747's. This is wide open country, without any hills and so it's probably a good place to learn. We are heading into Idaho tomorrow.