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About 20 miles from where we are staying in Port Angeles is the small city of Sequim. Sequim is pronounced as Skwim. It is known as "Sunny Sequim" because it lies within the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains and receives on average less than 16 inches of rain per... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Our day started with a stop at the Joyce General Store just a few miles from our RV Park. It is a place that seems as if time has stood still. The town was founded by a man named Joseph M. Joyce and the General Store opened in 1911. The... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Gypsy & The Navigator
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The skies were see through blue with only puffy clouds so it seemed a perfect day to go to Hurricane Ridge. Passing through Port Angeles there is always a boat that catches my eye. From Port Angeles at an elevation of 32 feet the road to Hurricane Ridge feels almost... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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The day started out lightly raining as we headed to the Port Angeles Farmer's Market. The nasturtiums in the window boxes were happy with the raindrops. The stars of the show at Farmer's Markets here are the flowers. Bouquets and single stems are available. And potted plants like these luscious... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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A short drive took us to Dungeness Spit. It is a 6.8-mile long sand spit jutting out from the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It is the longest natural sand spit in the United States. The body of water it encloses is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Continuing our Olympic Peninsula explorations heading up Highway 101 there is construction. Who cares? Stopping amid this scenery is not a hardship. We had two destinations in mind today. The first is Lake Crescent. This deep, glacially carved lake makes it an ideal first destination of the day. At an... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Heading north and then west on Highway 101 I had my camera constantly clicking. Yes, that's me in the rearview mirror clicking away. If I was worried about the Olympic Peninsula living up to my expectations the trip had just begun and my expectations were confirmed and exceeded. The colors... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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One of the perks staying at the Casino RV Park is you can go over and enjoy the entertainment that they have in the lobby. The pianist was very talented and the music transported me from being in a gentle rain to a dramatic battlefield. We visited Tumwater Falls Park.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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After our enjoyable stay in Gig Harbor we moved just over 50 miles to the Little Creek Casino RV Park. Clean little park with nice level spots, cable TV, the thriftiest laundry, along with Passport America half price for our stay. Nice for the budget. The park is near the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Gig Harbor is a small city on the shore of Puget Sound. You can drive or walk down Harborview Drive taking in the sights. One of the days we were there it was Farmer's Market Day. What a treat! Fresh peas & Walt came out with smoked cashews, smoked pepper... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
Thank you. We had such a good time with you.
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Leaving Boise our destination today was Richland, Washington. Much of the trip is through eastern Oregon and for a little while the road runs along the Snake River. This is a road that Walt drove very frequently in the 70's. I had my share of doing the trip as well.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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About 3 miles from Twin Falls is Shoshone Falls. No, this isn't Shoshone Falls.......just a pretty little roadside waterfall on our way to the big show. Shoshone Falls is 212 feet high—45 feet higher than Niagara Falls—and flows over a rim nearly 1,000 feet wide. The appearance of the falls... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Leaving GypsyII parked at Distant Drums confident that the birds were well fed we packed up our bags and Mr. Kitty and headed to Gilbert for a few days. Staying at Cynthia's house is a treat and gives us the chance to see the new samples of Lyndsee's art. We... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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It is only about 25 miles from where we are staying in Camp Verde to Jerome. Even though we had been there several years ago a return visit was a must do. Jerome was built on Cleopatra Hill above a vast deposit of copper. Founded in 1876, Jerome was once... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Spending a month at Distant Drums in Camp Verde has given us time to explore the Verde Valley. The Verde River runs through the valley and is one of Arizona's last free-flowing river systems. The valley is lush with Arizona Cypress, Cottonwood, Walnut, Juniper, Mesquite and many more trees and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Another reason that I wanted to spend some time in Williams, AZ was to go to Bearizona. Bearizona is a drive through wildlife park. It is privately owned and receives no tax dollars. Even though it is named Bearizona there is a wide variety of animals at the Park. You... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Leaving the wonderful hospitality of Ginger and Frosty in Las Vegas we headed east and south toward Williams, AZ. We had a quick view of blue, blue Lake Mead. The road winds through the hills. It was a beautiful day and all was going well. Then this happened. Poor GypsyII.... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Our Las Vegas visit is winding down. This city that never sleeps is over the top in so many things. I wanted to take a stroll down the Las Vegas Strip. Walt always agrees to the things I want to do. Four miles later I am not sure that he... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Leaving Frosty and Walt to watch baseball Ginger whisked me off to the Bellagio. Each season, the enormously talented horticulturalists and designers who make up the Bellagio Conservatory team transform this 14,000-square-foot garden into a showcase of the distinctive sights and colors of spring, summer, fall and winter and a... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Our next outing was to Spring Mountain Ranch. It is a historic ranch in the Cottonwood Valley. It began in 1876 when James Wilson homesteaded the location with George Anderson. Anderson later left leaving behind his sons who were adopted by Wilson. Wilson died in 1906 and the ranch was... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Leaving Lake Havasu the desert continues. Las Vegas is a huge oasis in that desert. That oasis is dazzling at night. There is so much to do and see in Las Vegas..............there is no need for gambling. The aliens miscalculated when they landed at Area 51. They would have been... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator