A good afternoon from Goodell Creek Campground within the North Cascades National Park.
Tomorrow marks two months since we traveled into Washington State from near Astoria on the coast of Oregon. It's been two months of typical/atypical Washington weather.
I expected arriving in April and hanging out in Western Washington we'd have cool temperatures and rain. We've had more of both than is usual, more rain and cooler temps than normal. For example though we had a glorious afternoon on Goodell Creek/Skagit River yesterday afternoon, it's dripping rain as I type.
And that's the way it's been since we arrived. Our good friend, Nancy, in La Conner gave us the philosophy of resident Pacific Northwesterners. When the sun's out, you need to be outside.
Since my last post on April 20th, we've stayed in 17 different places around the state and have traveled to central and southern portions including spots along the Columbia River and the Eastern most portion of the state on the Olympic Peninsula.
We're currently headed west again through the Cascades and then northwest to places in the state neither of us has been before. We'll be near the headwaters of the Columbia River before heading south again to house sit for our dear friends in Sisters, Oregon while they travel to Africa for a mission trip. We'll be in Sisters for three weeks.
Summer, they say, starts July 5th. 😎
Steven and Melanie