Cross Country Trip (Day 12) – Cle Elum, WA

We’ve gone green

After all the brown & orange rock/mountains of Utah, we’ve now gone green...really green. We’ve made it to about the middle of Washington. The brown is gone and it’s all beautiful green now.

On Saturday we passed through Salt Lake City, UT, and found it to be one of the prettiest big cities we’ve ever seen. Fay and I both felt it was somewhere we’d like to return to and explore someday. We continued through southern Idaho (which didn’t really do much for us) and settled in for the night just before entering Oregon. Today we got through Oregon and settled in Cle Elum, in the center of Washington.

Now we’re excited! When we first discussed taking this trip, our number one goal was to visit the Pacific Northwest in Washington. Tomorrow we arrive and will settle in near Deception Pass on Whidbey Island. We’re starting our day with breakfast at the cafe in Cicely Alaska. (So maybe that means something to a few of you???)

We stayed at an interesting campground. It's owned by the Fraternal Order of Eagles and was started as a camp for families and kids. It was quite rustic, but the people there were very friendly.
Click here to view our personal review of Eagle Valley Campground

May 15, 2016 - Cle Elum, WA

May 15, 2016 - Cle Elum, WA

Denny Johnson

Denny Johnson

After having spent most of our adult life in Orlando, my wife Fay and I moved to Knoxville, TN in 2020. We are loving the change of seasons and being near the mountains. Plus, this part of the country is loaded with great places to camp. 
 
We camped years ago with a pop-up camper, but got serious about it when we purchased our Casita in 2014. There was a lot to learn as we started traveling with it, and a lot of conflicting opinions on line. That's when I decided that creating a website would be a good retirement project. I started tinyTowable.com to share things we've learned along the way that have worked well for us in hopes that the information would be of help to others.
 
However, since moving to Tennessee, I've gotten involved with new hobbies (you can check some out on my personal website at https://www.softrite.com) and we haven't camped very much. So, at the end of 2023, I made the tough decision to stop updating this website.
 
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