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, surrounded by large trees and we had a view of Cranberry Lake.

After the nightmare drive we had, this was a good spot to unwind for a few days. After setting up, I went for a walk to relax by the water.

IMGP2002This bridge links the two sides of the park

IMGP1990and offers great views

IMGP2015One of the beaches was covered with small stones.

IMGP2005This brought to mind an article on rockhounding in the Spring 2013 issue of Airstream Life. So I had to get a picture of some of them.

IMGP2001Nearby to this park is the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, so there were frequent overhead flights by all sorts of military aircraft. While some may find this a distraction, I greatly enjoyed seeing our military overhead. We, and other nations, owe a lot to our military.

IMGP1986The wind came up one day we were here, just in time for the tide to also come in.

IMGP2040We saw three hardy souls out surfing.

IMGP2022Also making this a good spot for us was the nearby yarn store, which is something Mary always looks for.

20130412_144206And if only I was looking for another project right now…. Nearby is an old drive-in theater. The lot is full of classic trailers. I didn’t stop by to check if any are for sale, but they have a lot sitting there. Airstreams, Silverstreaks, Avions, Spartans and others. There’s even a Volkswagon Beetle valiantly trying to tow one.


Quite an interesting collection.

While in this area, we were also able to visit some good friends of ours who are currently in Arlington, Washington. We hadn’t seen them since we lived in Minnesota, where we used to spend Thanksgivings with them. While our visit was short, it was great seeing them again.


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