Thursday, September 14, 2017

Halt in our blogging because of Hurricane Irma

While we were on the coast of Oregon Hurricane Irma was Bering down on Florida. We did talk to friends that rode the storm out. We did find out we had some damage to our home. So we started a 3000 mile trip back home. After seven days of travel we met up with friends in Branson MO. They live in the same park as we do. We needed a few days rest. So we made a plan traveling together to go back to Florida.
     Therefore we will not be blogging for awhile. Hopefully damage is not to bad. Hopefully we will get back out west to see some of the things we missed. Till later.
     Bob and Linda

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Maple Grove Randle WA July 2017

Name; Maple Grove Resort and Golf  Club, Randle WA

Date; July 15-17 2017

Staff; very friendly and helpful. Told of all the events. Sold some great fresh baked cinnamon buns.

Price; a Coast To Cost park,a membership park. Our cost thru C-T-C was $10. Per night. The golf course is right alongside of the RV park. Not sure of the cost to play. This is a K/N resort. Non members can stay for around $50. A night.

Site; our site was on grass, water and electric. There are about 50  full hook up. Being a weekend then were all taken when we arrived. Sometime we can't help but travel on weekends. The FHU's seem to be closer together, I believe they were all pull thru's. There is a dump station, but tight. Only 1 dump. No privacy between sites. The roads were dusty.

Big rig friendly;yes, wide roads. But in the FHU area the roads are narrow. There are some trees to maneuver around.

Amenities; indoor pool, golf, Larger playground,many activities. Breakfast on Sunday.

Laundry; yes, very clean, but small.

Dog Friendly; yes lots of grass and open space

Phone/TV/Wi-Fi; our Verizon worked well, but I didn't check the parks. I believe we paid $2 a day for the parks cable.

Night; not much lighting

Security; no gate.

Book exchange;?, I believe there is one in the office. They do have a selection of  CD's

Bonus; about 25 to 40 miles to MT Reniner and MT Saint Helen Nal PK

Opinion; surrounded by mountains, a great stop over. A beautiful location. A river flows along the back of the park.

Comments; we have stayed here before we would stay here again.  About 15 miles from a grocery store. I believe it is a IGA store.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Road trip to Randle WA, July 2017

     We left Quincy WA heading for Randle WA and the Maple Grove RV Resort And Golf Club  After a short drive on the interstate we cross the Columbia river.

Windmills dot the landscape                                                   Beautiful snow covered mountains

We exit the highway onto route 12,  now this  a steep and beautiful drive.  After a short time the road changes to a narrow two lane road. There are many pull outs for slow moving vehicles. We did use a few if traffic backed up behind us. We are heading up to White Pass.
    Check out these rocky mountains

We immediately notice the cooler fresh air. We make a short stop at the top.
We can see snow capped mountains.  One is Mount Rainier National Park. Now it is  a downhill drive with still more beautiful views.

Pictures taken on the fly. Things just pop up and do the best getting them

We soon arrive at our destination, Randle WA. It is a lot cooler here then our last stop. What a beautiful drive.

July 17, 2017

Leavenworth WA July 2017

   One of the reasons we stayed at Thousand Trails Cracent Bar Resort was to visit Leavenworth village.

 Leavenworth is a Bavarian village in the Cascade mountains. There are many Alpine style buildings. Along the streets are many restaurants serving German foods and beers.

Nutcracker Museum with thousands of Nutcrackers. Town center where arts and craft shows are held.

 We ate at one of the many dog friendly restaurants since we had Hannah with us. The town is dog friendly.
Linda and Hannah cooling off

The Wenctchee River flows through and around the city. There is a great fish hatchery just outside of town.

 The flowers are beautiful.

There are many specialty gift shops.
There are a few wineries in the area, along with a few breweries.  Winter brings the skiers  It's a fun stop. We passed many orchards along the way.
     While at the TT RV park we met a couple from Melbourne about 20 miles from where we live. Talk about a small world.  This happens a number of times.