All is going great on our tenting adventure. Found a wonderful campground in Winthrop that for $15 gives a grassy tent space with electricity and wifi. $8 cheaper than State Park and much nicer. I found the state park here kind of crazy - kids yelling and screaming and parents just ignoring it, and everyone jammed together. At least at the private campgrounds the security people keep things nice for everyone. However, there are some campgrounds that I HAVE TO come back and do. The national park campgrounds are incredible and beautiful patrolled by rangers. I stopped to do a hike at Colonial Creek Campground. Outstandingly beautiful and the national park campgrounds are only $12 per night. In fact for anyone who loves hiking and beauty the entire Highway 20 to eastern Washington is gorgeous with so many hikes and each one is better than the last. I made it a goal to do at least one hike a day while on this journey and each one has just been wonderful. Jehovah's artistic ability awes me. Today we did two hikes in Mazama. Totally stunning scenery. Tomorrow we are driving back to do another because I could tell that Harvey was starting to get a bit slow by the end. I forget sometimes that the little dude is a senior. At one point when the trail got close to the river instead of standing at the edge and licking he just walked right in up to his belly. I have leads on them so there is never a worry that they would lose their footing. Pearl did the same thing. Anyway, tonight a thunderstorm is rolling through and we are prepared. Tent is well covered and we are snuggled inside with a six inch mattress, goose down duvet, and wool blankets - should sleep right through it. All is going well, and will probably stay here a couple more days because nice trails in Mazama that I really want to do.
Okay, til next time.:-)
Love to all,