Mount Rainier

Sep 15 – We’ve had a short but perfect visit to Mount Rainier.  The campground Chris found, Mounthaven Resort, is just outside the Nisqually entrance to the National Park, and the most idyllic place we’ve stayed at so far.  It’s small – adorable rental cabins and a couple other rustic camp buildings, maybe a dozen…

Seattle

Sep 12 – We’ve had a couple full days since the sun came out.  Friday we drove to Rattlesnake Ledge for a hike, after an excellent breakfast at the Raging River Cafe in Fall City.  We did not make it the 1.8 miles up to the actual ledge, but the hike through dense forest was…

Change of plans

Sep 8 – While we had the intention of taking a hike and visiting nearby Snoqualmie Falls, it started raining again.  Just lightly, but we are here through the weekend and decided to wait since the weather is supposed to clear.  Next plan was to visit a used bookstore to stock up for the kids.  This…

Home base day

Sep 7 – Today did not include a National Monument, a hike through a moss-covered forest to a waterfall, or hours at the pool.  It started with the realization that our shoes and lounge chairs and “entry tarp” were completely exposed while it rained steadily all night.  We’re so used to needing the RV awning…

Mount St Helens

Sep 3 – We had a relaxing, late morning (after the the early train): cozy inside, shadowed by the surrounding trees, listening to a light rainfall and feeling confident, so far, that the RV doesn’t have any leaks.   It was nice to experience rain – a little bit – for the first time on…

Folsom Prison Blues

Sep 2 – Now that we are in our 2nd month and 3rd state (4th, if you count a few hours driving through Nevada) of our family adventure, I finally feel ready to start our blog. And after arriving at our 12th campground, I have a couple tips to share. Number 1: when scoping out…