Made it to the west coast...3,800 miles in 13 days
Let me start off with yesterday’s comment about Cicely Alaska. If it sounds familiar, you must have been a fan of Northern Exposure back in the mid-90s. I was. Cicely Alaska was the site of the show, however, Cicely Alaska was actually Roslyn Washington. That’s where we started off our day and had breakfast in the Roslyn Cafe (Roslyn’s Cafe in the show). If you watched the show, I’m sure you’ll recognize the photo below...the main difference is that instead of me, each episode began with a moose walking in from of the painting. Anyway, breakfast was good, I really enjoyed the flashback to Northern Exposure days, and Fay and I both really liked the town.
Denny in front of Roslyn Cafe in Roslyn Washington (Cicely Alaska).
From there, we made our way up to Northwest Washington and ended up at Deception Pass State Park. It’s probably the nicest state park we’ve ever stayed in...really beautiful and we have a great campsite.
One of four deer we say driving around Whidbey Island.
An extended family of ducks walking around in the campground.
After our long drive, we are going to stay put here for a few days to relax a bit, then make the short drive to Point Roberts, Washington. It’s a small peninsula in the extreme northwest U.S. (ignoring Alaska), but in order to get to it, you have to cross the border in and back out of Canada.
May 17, 2016 - Deception Pass, Washington
Denny JohnsonAfter 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.