The Greatest Road Trip USA? - Our Round USA Road Tour.
The State of Washington, USA
Part of a year long trip from Sept ’94 - Sept ’95 through 36 USA States and 2 Canadian Provinces by Jean and Graham Beven in ‘Serendipity’ their 30 foot Winnebago Chieftain.
Washington State - Round Trip USA.
We only 'passed through' the state of Washington, USA as there was nothing off that route on our must see list of places to visit.
There are however 15 National Wildlife Refuges, two Bureau of Land Management areas, ten National Parks and ---- State Parks in the state of Washington.
The State Tourist Office for the state of Washington, USA is: Washington State Tourism Development Division - 101 General Administration Building. AX-13 Olympia WA 98504 - 0613
20th June 1995 From Oregon crossed the Columbia River into Washington State. at Megler heading for Long Beach, Washington.
21st From Long Beach, WA. to Kelso, Washington. Visiting Mount St Helens. Saw Coyote, Deer and Elk (one with a calf) overnight at the Chamber of Commerce.
22nd From Kelso, WA. to Yakima, Washington. Visiting Mount Rainier National Park. The mountain was spectacular. We were extremely lucky – the clouds cleared – and the mount became visible. People had been waiting days for the weather to clear just for a glimpse. At the visitors centre we saw Grey Foxes and Mule Deer. We entered at the Nisqually Entrance and wound outr way up the twisting road to the Henry M Jackson Memorial Visitor Centre at the foot of Nisqually Glacier. We exited the park at Stevens Canyon Entrance after passing through some wonderful forests and scenic views.
23rd Yakima, WA.
24th to 27th From Yakima, WA. to Moses Lake, Washington. CtoC RV Park. Got the boat out again. Nice rest, pool and hot tub! Barbeque some fish (Perch) we caught.
28th From Moses Lake, WA. to Grand Coulee, Washington. via Dry Falls, Washington. The Dry Falls were created as the ice age petered out and the water released formed the falls. The Interpretive Centre at Dry Falls Natural Landmark explained that the Dry Falls 'are a skeleton of one of the greatest waterfalls in geological history'. It is three and a half miles wide, with a drop of over 125metres (400 feet). By way of comparison, Niagara is one mile wide, with a drop of 55metres (165 feet)
When we were at Grand Coulee, WA. We took a tour of the dam in the day and by night we watched a laser light show.
29th From Grand Coulee Dam, WA. to overnight at the rest area near Coeur d’Alene, WA.
30th and 1st July 1995 From Coeur d’Alene, WA. to Bonners Ferry, Washington. ‘Dippy’ needs new front tyres so had to wait for them to be delivered to the garage in Bonners Ferry, WA.
2nd Visited the close by Kootenai Wildlife Refuge: Saw 2 Bald Eagles by an active nest! Moose and calf, White-tailed Deer.
3rd Tyres arrived and were fitted by 3.30pm and left north for British Columbia, Canada!
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