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Olympia

After Deception Pass, we headed down to Olympia, Washington. We pulled into the Washington Land Yacht Harbor. This is an Airstream park and development and is the home of the Washington Unit of the WBCCI. There are 192 residential lots and 163 full hookup sites in their Terraport. The Terraport is comprised of two large …

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Deception Pass

Our first destination in Washington State is Deception Pass State Park. It is north of the Seattle area and borders on three lakes and Puget Sound. We didn’t have reservations but lucked into getting spot 2, which is an unreservable site. We really liked this one as it was one of the more private sites, …

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Valley of Fire

Before leaving the Lake Mead area, I had to ship my work laptop in to be replaced with a new one. So I found myself without the means to be online, and an enforced long weekend. Rich was caught up with his work, so we headed out to where a reliable cell signal doesn’t. We …

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Las Vegas and Lake Mead

After leaving Slab City, we headed up to Las Vegas as Rich has some business to attend to there. Our path took us through Box Canyon which made for an enjoyable journey. We spent three nights in Vegas… yep, that about covers it for us. After Vegas, we headed out to Lake Mead. This is …

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Salvation Mountain

Shortly after entering Slab City, you come upon Salvation Mountain. The mountain was created from adobe, straw and paint, lots and lots of paint. Slab City resident Leonard Knight obviously spent much of his time creating this artwork. Mr. Knight passed away last year, and while volunteers are working on the upkeep, the environment is …

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Slab City

In 1942, the US Marines activated Camp Dunlap as a World War II training facility. Now, all that remains are the slab foundations, giving the area it’s name, Slab City. The Slabs are home to about 150 fulltime residents. During the winter the population swells with snowbirds from the north. Welcome to Slab City Saturday …

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Prehistoric Peril

Kathryn and Emma have a lot of fun together. Unfortunately, they also seem to know how to find trouble… While touring Borrego Springs, the girls found a new pet. One that is the real reason this area is so sparsely populated. It wasn’t interested in playing, which should have been their first hint. They have …

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Anza-Borrego

At over 600,000 acres, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in California. Given the size and our time limit of only a week here, we barely scratched the surface of this wonderful area. We’ve read so many accounts of people who return here year after year, and we now see why. The …

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Dateline: Dateland

We had a great time visiting Rich, Eleanor and Emma in Tucson. They were wonderful hosts. Mary and I pulled out this morning and were enjoying the┬ádrive when it hit us… It is just abnormally quiet out here. Oh…. it’s because we left the kid back in Tucson. Rich and Eleanor offered to let Kathryn …

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Courtesy Parking in Tucson

Heading south from Phoenix, we found ourselves parked outside of the world wide headquarters of Airstream Life. We met Rich and Eleanor a couple years ago at Alumapalooza 2. Then last year at Alumapalooza 3, Kathryn and Emma met. The world may never be the same… Rich and Eleanor invited us to drop in on …