Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Made it to Soap, Lake Washington

It is 5pm and we are sitting in the Soap Lake RV Park at the north end of …..Soap Lake having a beer.  Made it in by 4pm and happy to be here.  Unfortunately the park is now in receivership and limping along but the hook ups are still operational, internet and some showers are working so here we are.  The caretaker wanted $30 a night and we were going to stay two nights but not at $30 and Eric  said it was $20 last year so he said “okay how about $20 a night.”  Good enough. 

It is a really pretty spot and we really like it here….hope they get it all sorted out. 

Our trip today was uneventful which made us very happy after the last two days of travel.

The weather started out sunny and cool just above freezing in Boise and warmed up just slightly as we travelled.  Over Cabbage Hill it rained and sleeted and then eased off as we got to Pendleton, Oregon.  We left the freeway at Stanfield, Oregon and took my planned route through the country roads to join up with the Columbia River Highway along the east side of the Columbia River which allows us to bypass the busy Pasco/Kennewick city area.  Much more restful.

> Mainmap

371 miles.

We stopped along the Columbia River for lunch and the rain had started.  Then the wind picked up but at least it wasn’t snowing.  It blew pretty good as we travelled but most of it was a tail wind so not too bad.  By the time we got to Moses Lake, Washington and stopped for fuel the rain had quit but the wind was still brisk. 

It is blowing and cool here in Soap Lake but the heaters are warming us up (electric and gas) and we are tucked in for the night. 

Life is good today!

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