Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sequim or bust…

 

We left early this morning..530 am. Big Dawg is back out on the open road..no FREEWAY..and no TUCKER (Kennel for him..first time ever..we can only hope that it will go well)


We are heading towards Sequim, Washington on the Olympic Peninsula..231 kilometers from home ...about 4 hours and one short ferry ride.

We are meeting up with our RV'ing friends, Gordon and Juanita. They are staying at the Gilgal RV Park in Sequim.

 

This will more than likely be the last time we can see
them for at least a year so we made a 'run for the border'. The rain is very heavy and the wipers are going 'a mile a minute'..not a great travel morning but off we go!!


Our trip today takes us through the border at the Douglas Border Crossing, into the town of Blaine and south on the I-5 to exit 230-Anacortes. Then along the WA-20 travelling west through the Whidbey Island area, crossing over the Deception Pass Bridge and through the little town of Coupville.

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Our plan this morning was to catch the 8:45 am ferry from the small town of Keystone, Washington...and we had no reservations so we were hoping we would not have to wait for the next sailing. This ferry will take us to Port Townsend.

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The ferry cost was minimal charge of $11 US..for a 30 minute trip..a far cry from the cost of the BC ferry system.

After the short ferry ride we were back on the WA-20 heading west out of the town of Port Townsend towards the US-101 W and our destination of the town of Sequim.

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We arrived at about 10:00 am at Gilgal RV Park and we were greeted warmly by our Texas friends..it has only been a few months since we have seen these fine folks and the conversations just picked up where we left off in Port Orford in July!!
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Juanita made us a lovely lunch of cold cut sandwiches, pasta salad and "homemade halloween cookies"..delicious!!!


After lunch we headed over to our motel..THE ECONOLODGE.located directly in front of the Gilgal Rv park..we checked into our room with every intention of having a nap but the sun came out and we could not resist doing some geo-caching in this tourist town!!!..why waste a perfectly good afternoon sleeping!!??..there is so many geo-caches and we have so little time!!..we can sleep later!!
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We had some luck with the geo-caching.. getting two finds..that is now a total of 17 since we started!!...

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one day we will have as many as the 'wiseman'...their count is 285!!..we have a long way to go before we catch up to them!!


After the geo-caching adventures it was off to dinner at Jeremiah's BBQ restaurant!!..

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another great recommendation..the food was yummy ..we chose the pork-pulled sandwiches

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and the peach cobbler for dessert... the great conversation continued!!!..

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bring on the Nk'mip wine and our lovely day came to a close!!!


More geo-caching adventures tomorrow with the mentors along ..we should have some luck!!!
stay tuned for more from Big Dawg and Mumzilla..the geo-caching newbies!!

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