A VISIT TO THE GRAND COULEE AREA OF WASHINGTON STATE

For the past several summers, we always make sure to reserve some time to RV camp at Sun Lakes Resort. From the moment we drive in, this place screams fun to our boys. There really is so much to do here and I love how family friendly it is. This resort is situated on a small lake perfect for jet skis and watersports. There is a small beach and swim area to let the kids loose. They offer moorage for your own watercraft and the resort rents paddle and row boats. We haven’t tried our luck at fishing off the dock yet, but I often see folks giving it a go. Sun Lakes Resorts also boasts a pool, 18-hole mini golf, and Water Wars. What’s Water Wars? Two opposing sides launch waters balloons at each other! And every year, we have to tell the kids we can’t spend all day (and money) there. You can also enjoy the views from Vic Meyer’s 9-hole golf course. For your convenience, located on the property is a small grocery store and a snack bar offering burgers, shakes, hot dogs, coffee, and more. Have friends that want to join you? Sun Lakes Resort accommodations include the RV Park, cabins, tent camping and more.

 

 

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WEEKEND GETAWAY EXPLORING WENATCHEE AND LEAVENWORTH

Our weather in the Pacific Northwest has been nothing short of amazing. Perfect time to hook up the trailer and head out on a road trip. This time we drove east of the Cascade Mountains to explore the Wenatchee area.

Our basecamp was the Wenatchee River County Park, or WRCP. We love this place. WRCP is just off the highway and is laid out like a park with large lawns for spreading out and plenty of room for the kids to run. My favorite is loop B due to its proximity to the play park. I can relax in my lounge chair right outside my RV and watch the kids all day at the merry-go-round. A nice benefit of this park is the low traffic giving me peace of mind while the kids wander on their toys. Forget your bike?  No worries, WRCP has bikes to check out.  They offer several amenities like free WiFi, laundry, showers, bathrooms, volleyball, horseshoes, basketball hoop, golfing cage, free movie and book check-out, work-out areas, and a Ping-Pong table. One downside to WRCP are the passing trains that pass through all hours of the day and night.

 

 

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WE HAVE THE KIDS AND THE RV, NOW WHAT?

Remember that moment? The moment when you bought your RV. You could almost smell the campfire and taste those s’mores. Chances are you visited websites collecting camping recipes or check out pictures inspiring you to fix up your RV home to make it your own. But now, it’s go time. Everyone is ready to turn those ideas into reality.

 

Campfire at First Beach

 

My number one tip for family RVing is planning. I don’t mean you have to arrange for every detail of your trip, but having your options mapped out or thought through is a good way to avoid hearing the exasperated, “I’m BORED.”

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IDEAL WEEKEND RV GETAWAYS IN WASHINGTON STATE

I LOVE Washington. And as a writer, I naturally love helping others learn about new places to explore in Washington. So grab the family, pack the RV and check out four of my favorite locations for a fun-packed RV getaway weekend.

 

1. Olympic Peninsula

The Olympic Peninsula is unique from the rest of the state. I truly could RV here all summer and never get bored.

Hurricane Ridge – From Port Angeles, a 17 mile drive elevates you to the mountain tops of the Olympic Mountains. Enjoy spectacular views of snow capped mountains and of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Plenty of hiking available for all endurance levels including many kid-friendly trails.

 

Marymere Falls – Want to hike to a waterfall? Get up close with a gentle waterfall cascading 90 feet into a small pool. A kid-friendly one mile trail leads you through the forest and over a log bridge. The steepest part of the trail lies near the end as you approach the waterfall.

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WHERE RV GOING AND WHY RV TRAVELING?

Family photo at Snoqualmie Pass, Washington

Howdy y’all and Happy New Year! I love this time of year. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is behind me and it’s a fresh start to a brand new year – so many possibilities. What better time to start thinking about and planning for the upcoming RV travel season, right?

My name is Carley and I started writing about my family’s adventures because I love traveling in my RV. I wanted to share the experiences and inspire others.

My family and I have been RVing since 2011. We are transplants from Texas and moved to the beautiful state of Washington in 2004. Exploring the great Pacific Northwest quickly became our passion.   Finally, we wised up and bought our first 24 foot travel trailer after enough time spent tent camping. We hit the road whenever we could. Retirement is a long way off and we decided we didn’t have to be full-timers to RV. We just had to be fun-timers! So, during the summer, Spring Break, or just about any time the kids have off from school, we hook up the trailer and my husband, my three boys and I head out. Whether we are going for a weekend or a week, I LOVE our second home. So much so, we upgraded to a 34 foot trailer this past summer! Our travels have taken us through 11 states so far: Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas.

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