Hello Washington

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We entered Washington via Idaho into Clarkston for a quick one-night stay at the Granite Lake RV Park. What a weird feeling to be back in our home state after all of this time. Our campground was in a beautiful location right at the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake Rivers. This was just an overnight to break up our long drive before heading to Walla Walla.

The next morning, I loved the drive east as it felt like I was back in the Palouse! We arrived at the Blue Valley RV Park in Walla Walla, our home for the next 3 nights. It was a perfectly located park, just a mile to the downtown area. We were here to visit friends, Don and Trudy, and of course do some wine tasting. The weather was perfect and we were able to visit some places we had not tried before as well as some old favorites. We had a great dinner out with Don and Trudy and a lovely afternoon on the Amavi Cellars deck with them sipping a delicious Rose. So great to be able to see them on our way back home!

Mike and I, Don and Trudy at Amavi

Mike and me, Don and Trudy at Amavi

Cougar Crest!

Cougar Crest!

Pepper Bridge, one of our faves

Pepper Bridge, one of our faves

Mike

Mike doing his “wino crossing” imitation

Next up was Yakima and Camp Cameron for Memorial Day Weekend. Well, we actually stayed a full week, but we had a few friends come and go throughout the weekend. Sunny & Mitch have a perfect set up for our MoHo with full hook-ups right in their driveway. We had a great time catching up with friends, hanging by the pool, wine tasting, hiking and storm watching. We were even able to clean out the entire “basement area” of the MoHo and organize a bit in preparation for putting it up for sale. We said goodbye to them on Thursday morning and made our way to Wenatchee (we left the MoHo parked in their driveway and just drove the car). Huge thank you to them for this and their hospitality!

The group hiking in Cowiche Canyon, Yakima

The group hiking in Cowiche Canyon, Yakima

The three amigas!

The three amigas!

Cidery Tasting

Cidery Tasting

Our camping spot at Camp Cameron

Our camping spot at Camp Cameron, five stars

Amazing views of Mt. Adams from Camp Cameron

Amazing views of Mt. Adams from Camp Cameron

Next stop was Casa de Pflu in Wenatchee to see our other great friends, Marc & Shelly. We spent 4 nights there hanging with them and just enjoying the views from their home, cooking and watching softball and movies. Got a lot of errands done in anticipation of our arrival to the west side. Our 16th anniversary was on May 30 so we had a delicious celebratory dinner with them. The time was too short and before we knew it, Monday June 1 had arrived, our official re-entry date. Big thanks to them for hosting us on our final destination!

Mike & I with the amazing view at Casa de Pflu

Mike & me with the amazing view at Casa de Pflu, Wenatchee

Mike chillaxing

Mike chillaxing

Happy friends

Happy friends

Marc and Mike enjoying their crab

Marc and Mike enjoying their crab

We left Wenatchee, drove to Yakima to get our “house” and headed over the mountains to Bellevue for official re-entry. I can’t believe this time has actually arrived. What a ride it has been and such a great adventure for us, full of amazing memories. Our home for the next 10 days is Vasa Park in Bellevue, then we take the MoHo to the Puyallup Fairgrounds while we volunteer at the US Open golf tourney in Tacoma. After that we are hoping to have found a place to live. Currently, we are catching up with friends and family, looking for a vehicle for Mike and a place to rent. Then, we’ll really ramp up the job search and selling of the MoHo. Lots to do, but exciting to see what the next chapter holds for us.

 

8 thoughts on “Hello Washington

  1. Craig Gambino

    Glad you guys made it through New Orleans for your adventure. I enjoyed reading & learning about areas i might want to visit someday. Thanks for keeping us up with everything you guys were doing. Just a couple questions: what was the total number of days, mileage, ect. ? How about some stats. See you guys soon. Take care.

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  2. Mike and Kathy Ferree

    what an incredible journey you have had! Glad to have met you in D.C. in 2014 to be able to follow your trip. Good luck with the next chapter in your lives.

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  3. Jeff Brauns

    Welcome home Millers!!! Sorry we missed you at Camp Cameron :-(. We’d love to have you over for dinner – let us know if/when you’re available!

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