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Travel Blogs from Ashford
... Saint Helen. Apparently that hike wasn't enough for Gus and Augusto, so off they went while Kat and I rested and reviewed a Washington Merlot at the campsite. Gus wanted to see some of the old growth forest and waterfalls nearby. Dinner was all ready for our two Gus'. Everything was great then Kat went to take in some plates to the RV. At first we thought maybe she was just not finagling the door handle just right. Then I tried. ...
... next day we drive north past Seattle to the Northern Cascades. We spend some time on I-5 through the city, but detour to the east prior to reaching the Everett area. The bridge here just collapsed a week ago and traffic gets gnarly on the bypass route through town. What this means for us is a nice pastoral drive through the countryside.
We came upon the Skagit river in Rockport and followed it up to Newhalem in North Cascades National Park. Arriving at 4:55 p.m., we manage to ...
... other side of the road. Then, almost without much warning, the steady rain intensified to almost cloudburst level diminishing visbility. A sharp drop in temperature also began to tense muscles, which made the going quite a bit tougher. By around noon the rain and clouds began to clear and there were even some brief periods of sunshine. A few glimpses of nearby higher elevations then revealed the snow ...
... It’s an end-of-the-garden dish which substitutes potatoes for eggplant. I happened upon the recipe one day when I was home sick and happened to watch a cooking show. That was about twenty-five years ago. It still is a favorite of ours.
Dinner turned out great, I must say. It’s quiet here, in spite of the many campers. According to the Ranger, lots of folks wait until the kids return to school to get out ...
... of the road was built in the 1930's also means that rather than using bridges and tunnels it typically winds up the face of cliffs and canyons. Very nice!
It is a beautiful drive in summer. There are dozens of marked hiking trail heads along the road and many more unmarked. This trip I only took a couple of short hikes; a couple of hours at Tipisoo Lake which still had a little of last years snow, ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Pets allowed