Thursday, September 10, 2009

A Two Trip Day…

We were only going to travel about 100 miles today to our new destination at the Hoquiam River RV Park.  So, after a leisure start to the day, we headed down

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Hwy 101.  It took us over 2 hours to drive that 100 miles due to road construction that caused us to have to stop several times and wait on the pilot car.  However, it was a beautiful day, and along the way we were able to enjoy crossing

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the Hoh River and the drive through

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through the trees.  But, that’s okay because there will plenty of ocean to see over the next several days and weeks.

We arrived at the RV Park which sits right on the Hoquiam River.

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We set up the RV’s, ate a bite of lunch, put some drinks in the cooler and loaded in the Jeep for a trip over to Westport.

We parked at the State Park in Westport, grabbed the cameras and headed out for a walk

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to the beach.  And, yeah, no rocks. This beach had

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sand and lots of it.  So, off came my shoes and I walked in the sand and the cool ocean waters.  I even wrote

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a message to the grandkids back home while Mark gathered sand dollars and rocks.

I could have walked and walked, but, Deb said if I did I would end up in San Diego. LOL  So, I turned around and

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made my way back down the beach and up the trail.  Next on the list was the

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lighthouse we could see over the trees.  We had to drive back down the road to get

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a better look.  They were just closing as we got there so we didn’t get to climb to the top.  Maybe the next one.

We decided to have dinner before heading back to the RV Park.  Seafood was the choice.  We found

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this restaurant, but

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after looking at a rather $$$$ pricey menu, we decided to keep looking.  We ended up at

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this restaurant which was located inside a hotel in Westport.  The food was not as $$, it was great and so

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was the view.

Everyone is now settled in at home and resting up for tomorrow.  The plan is to make a day trip to Ocean Shores for more beach time and maybe a little action at the local casino.

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