Friday, December 8, 2017

. Escapees Coho Evergreen RV Park, Chimacum WA, July 2017

Name; Escapees Coho RV park, Chimacum WA

Date; July 2017

Staff; very friendly like we found at all the Escapees parks.

Price; around $28

Site; just a gravel parking lot with water and electric, close together.There are some FHU's, but they were all taken. The sites were on grass and gravel,  also close together. There are some sites available throughout the park that are in a rental pool for monthly or longer stays. They are very nice.   There is also a dry camping area. I believe it is $5 per night, limited to I believe 5 nights. Use of super clean restrooms and dump.

Big rig friendly; yes a lot of  maneuvering room.

Amenities; very friendly folks that live here either full time or seasonally. Many park model homes. Many activities. A 55 or older community.  No pool or playground.

Laundry; Yes a  great sign up system. Washer $1.25, dryer .75.

Dog Friendly; Yes. a large fenced in dog park

Phone/TV/Wi-Fi; no OTA TV, good Verizon phone and our Mifi worked well. Slow park Wi-Fi.

Night not much lighting. Very quiet.

Book exchange; small library.

Bonus; close to Olympic National Park, Eastern side . Close to Port Townsend and the city of Sequin  Close to the ferry to Seattle, Vancouver Island and the city of Victoria, and the San Juan Islands.  Close to great restaurants. Great fishing and crabbing. Great summer location. But best of all is a great camping lifestyle. Also near Fort Warton State Park and beach. Just a lot to do, can't remember it all.

Opinion; Great please to stay in a great location.

Comments; You can see the pride of ownership in this park. While there I checked on buying a lot and found out there is  a year and half waiting list. The is a great location just outside the town of Port Townsend. So much to do in the area. Only thing it is a long distance from Florida our winter home. Again I'll say it, you can see the pride in ownership.

     Sorry for so few pictures for a place we think so highly about. Somewhere we loss a lot of photo's.

A tiny home

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Trip from Randle WA to Chimacum WA, 2017

   We left Randle WA heading for The Escapees  Evergreen Coho RV Park in Chimacum  WA.. We had been here before and liked the location. We arrived while the office was closed for lunch. This is a member only park. We unhooked our car and while doing so a gentleman came over and asked if we know what site we were assigned to. We said no, and he said all sites were full. Did we have a reservation? Yes, good thing we made a reservation. Shorty thereafter the office opened and we received our site number. The week we were there all short time sites were full. I believe the month or longer sites had openings. See park review in  next post.
      Back to the trip from Randle. We traveled along some narrow secondary roads with beautiful scenery. Only minus was  huge log trucks that didn't even slow down.

A wide spot in the road features the Caboose Motel.

A rural  US Post Office

     After some miles we start to see  some small towns, then more traffic as we approach the city of Tacoma. We cross an area called "The Narrows". Now we are on the western side of Puget Sound .The traffic starts to thin out a little and we can enjoy the beautiful area. We then cross the Hood Canal.

 A busy port.

Another  bridge

What is that white stuff on the mountain?

Yet another bridge

Finally our turn

The entrance to the bearutiful Escapees  park

Next the review of the Escapees Evergreen Coho Park

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The last leg of our western trip of 2017, Branson MO to FL

  The final leg of our journey from the Oregon Coast to our home in Florida. We arrive in Branson MO at the Escapees Turkey Creek RV Park to meet up with friends and for the final leg of our 2017 home. We will travel the last 1000 miles or so with Lance and Andrea, the couple that bought our other home here in Florida. Imagine they are still friends, I guess they liked the deal. But in all fairness, they were friends before the "deal". We made three overnight stops to our homes. Follow along.

Saw this somewhere, it may have been at a restaurant. Found it to be a comical.. Hope it doesn't offend anyone.

Saddle up!

This and the next few photo's from the Fall Creek Steak and Catfish Restaurant in Branson

What are these three "hunks" looking at. Oh the "hunks" are Terry, Bob and Lance. You can try and guess who's who's.

Its lake Tanneycomo

On the road home

Few raindrops on the window, but it's another mural.

All throughout the west and south we saw man old trucks rusting away

Even used as a sign for this RV Park

We enjoy all the road memorabilia we come across.

Big bird, but he's not yellow.

I'm feeling deserted

The stories I could tell

Check out the size of these silos, see the tractor trailer.

Good thing we called ahead

You think your having a bad day!

Looking out from Tom Sawyer RV Park

This site must be at least 100 feet long

Just passed thru the tip of Tennessee

Then into Mississippi

We've seem several of these large crosses through out the south

Big chicken at a Bar B Q

A big watermelon

Forest County Fairgrounds Hattiesburg MS About 100 sites only 6 being used, FHU $20. night, self register. Most sites un level

Large nursery in Alabama

USS Alabama in Mobil Bay

Not sure of the location of all the photo's. But its driving along, and a quick point and shot. Just wish the camera would stay on. Many times Linda misses what we think would be a good photo just waiting for the camera to come on and focus. This photo is in Mobile Bay I think this guy is overloaded They are some kind of crab traps

Mobil Bay is really huge

Home state just about 450 + miles from here

Following Lance and Andrea

National Guard heading home

One of many, many small convoys of utility trucks heading home or perhaps somewhere else

More road art

Our site at Tallahassee RV Park. FHU pullthrus, $50. a night, 10% Good Sam discount. Location, location, I guess. A little expensive for a one night stop.. Last stop before home. We also traveled farther then we liked and it was getting late. 

Check out the pretty sky

Work is just beginning
Branch's and leafs litter our deck. The trees are almost stripped bear of leafs.

This is were our dock used to be. There were 3 pilings.

Our car port took the worst hit. Lucky the car was ok, but the cover was torn a bit.

Happy, happy, "home at last, home at last", from the song by Steely Dan.

"Home at last home at last".  The biggest plus, we were safe. Thanks for following along. I'll back track and pick up our trip in the state of Washington, before we were so rudely interrupted by hurricane Irma.