Day 105: Washington At Last

We woke to another rainy day today.  If we were traveling by bike we’d probably wait out the rain, but since we have our minivan it was no problem and we hit the road.  The rain stopped by the time we reached Idaho and soon we crossed the border into Washington.  We’ve decided to take a back route through northern Washington so we can drive through Northern Cascades National Park.

Huge timber yard

Huge timber yard

Most of today we were driving through forests.  Towards the end of the day we drove into Colville, WA and the smell of fresh cut timber was very noticeable.  Soon we saw why as we drove past a huge timber processing facility.  We stopped to take a few photos and to marvel at the huge piles of logs and the large crane they used to move around bundles of logs.


We drove a little further into Kettle Falls.  It was super windy and after our recent windy night at Craters of the Moon, neither of us wanted to camp in the wind.  We went to a campground to look at their rental cabins.  Turns out the cabins were really cute and cozy and we decided to get one for the night.  We’ve never stayed in a camping cabin like this and we’re looking forward to it.  For dinner Caroline cooked up a box of Kraft mac & cheese and I added some diced smoked salmon that my aunt and uncle in Boise had given us.  I gotta say that with the addition of the smoked salmon, this was the best damn mac & cheese I’ve had in my life.  All of you should run right out and buy some good smoked salmon to add to a package of mac & cheese.  If you don’t like it I’ll give you double your money back*.  After dinner we watched some TV on my laptop and called it a night.

Forest next to campground

Forest next to campground

White berries near campground

White berries near campground

* Money back offer not valid on the planet Earth.

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2 thoughts on “Day 105: Washington At Last

    • Well, we are gypsies, of a sort. Only right we should “gyp” you? 🙂

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