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Up around 7:30am and getting ready to go to Seattle....we dropped the dogs off at the dog Groomers then headed to Ihop for breakfast. On our arrival in Seattle there were some parade floats parked along side the road. We didn't know that there was the 'Sea Fair' going on.
the streets were jammed full of cars and people. We finally found some parking and walked over to the Market Place. Boy was it packed. there were a lot of interesting shops tucked ...
... but he wouldn't let me.
Boy! he made a great dinner of Talapia, wild rice, and whipped butternut squash.
after dinner we play a card game called Skip-bo, then we were going to play Yahtaee, but I suggested teaching them the game of BUNCO first. We went fron 1 to 6's then back down again. We laughed do hard my sides hurt. It was us Gals againist the guys. In the end us gals won, but only by about 9 points. It was a ...
... and signal him with a fire on the island's summit to alert him to whether or not it was safe to bring his illegal cargo ashore. For transport, Ure would tie the illegal immigrants up in burlap bags so that if customs agents were to approach then he could easily toss the bags overboard. The tidal currents would carry the discarded immigrants' bodies to San Juan Islandto the north and west of the pass and many ended up in what became known as Dead Man's ...
... in 1880, gaining the city a new hotel, but little else was accomplished when the mines proved to be shallow. More logging operations were established but were not profitable due to the low price of logs at the time. By 1881, Mount Vernon's permanent population was 75.
Growth in the 1880s was steady. In 1882, the Odd Fellows Lodge was established, followed by the first newspaper in 1884, The Skagit News. The first ...
... River Winery was a nice little winery in an old little mining town just outside of the park where we found some very tasty wine we brought home.
All in all one of the best camping trips we have been on and I must say I have a new found love for Washington. I never was a huge fan of the state but now after seeing two totally different areas from being on the ocean to going into huge mountainous lake filled country I am in love and want to go back to explore ...
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