They say that you can tell a lot about a person by how they handle 3 things.......1. a rainy day 2. lost luggage and 3. tangled Christmas lights. I think another one should be added...........how you respond when something on the computer does not save. Such as a spreadsheet you have worked on for hours or a blog that seemed liked it was almost done. I handle rainy days really well. I have never had lost luggage so no experience there. I FLUNK tangled Christmas lights so it's a good thing I don't do them anymore. And a lost blog caused immediate shut down on my part. I can't say the past 3 weeks have been a loss. I have enjoyed where I have been, I have read 6 books, watched many PBS English mystery shows and have had many hours of Mr. Kitty comfortably settled in my lap. Now it seems the fog has lifted and I am ready to wrap up Washington for the second time.
I can still confidently say that the Olympic Peninsula has exceeded all of my expectations.
The beaches are rugged, filled with sea stacks and tide pools.
The mountains come right down to the ocean with many different trees and wildflowers covering every inch.
I will miss taking walks along tree shaded paths.
I will miss taking drives along tree covered lanes.
And where will I see so many huge bushes full of hydrangeas?
The last outing we took was to fulfill my wish to go back to Salt Creek when the tide was out.
Sit still by a tide pool and it will come alive.
The most amusing to watch are the hermit crabs. When a new larger shell becomes available there is a great competition as to who can claim it. Possession is 9/10ths of the law in the sea world too. Just like humans, they want a bigger, better home.
It was another great day at the ocean in the Olympic Peninsula.
Hard to believe our month at Elwha Dam RV Park is at an end.
Our stay was all about location, location, location.
When I started calling at the first of the year for somewhere to stay in the Olympic Peninsula I got told time after time they had no openings. I am hearing this mantra more and more now. When we started RVing 5 years ago there was no problem in securing places to stay. I remember in one of my blogs saying that full time RVing wasn't for everyone. Now I am starting to think it must now be for everyone. There are more and more RV's on the road and "destination" places have no room at the RV Parks. Not to mention how much the costs have increased in these 5 short years.
Several times I was chastised that if I wanted an extended stay such as a month I would need to schedule at least a year ahead.
I was determined to spend that length of time so I was afraid maybe we would have to move from place to place.
I kept on calling. But now I was asking that they put me on a waiting list for a call back.
The pro's..............we have a home base to explore the Olympic Peninsula near Port Angeles which was my first choice of where to be.
The con's....................it is truly a weed filled overflow site. We have water and electricity but no sewer. The resolution to that is the owner's young son trails over a "honeywagon" and empties us out as needed for a $15 fee. (The last of which Walt got back because the young man left the outside cover laying on the ground and it got run over as we were leaving.) The washers and dryers in the laundry room were the most expensive we have ever seen in our travels. The showers are $1.00 for 6 minutes. There is no TV reception (even people with satellites were having problems...trees I guess) and the largest con for me was that all of this cost $1000.