Cherry Creek State Park, Denver, CO

We left Buena Vista on 24 September.   CCSP was a few hours away.   We’ll be staying 2 weeks in the state park so we purchase an annual pass ($70) – and even with that added to cost of campgrounds the per day rate was great.   100′ pull through sites, FHU.  We were behind some trees so we had trouble with reception on the satellite….OTHER than that we will return to this park.   It was great.    Running trails all over.   And 4 miles from Vanessa and Sergei.     YAY!!!!!01-DSC_0015 02-DSC_0020 03-DSC_0023 04-DSC_0025 05-DSC_0027 06-DSC_0028 07-DSC_0031 08-DSC_0032 09-DSC_0054 10-DSC_0063 He caught some dinner! 12-DSC_0078 13-DSC_0083 14-DSC_0089 15-DSC_0094 16-DSC_0095 17-DSC_0097

Bellingham, WA to Coulee City, WA

Bellingham RV Park, Bellingham, WA is a very nice park.Bellingham RV Park, WA We are on the road again, heading to East Glacier, MT….where we left to enter Canada back in May.   02-DSC_0047 03-DSC_0054 Now that looks like fun 05-DSC_0074 06-DSC_0084 07-DSC_0090 08-DSC_0097 Such different trees 10-DSC_0131

This is Pear Country .. and apples too, but mostly we are seeing miles and miles of Pear Trees!   And it’s picking time!Apple Trees, too. 12-DSC_0143

And, who knew there were such beautiful canyons in Eastern Washington near Coulee City.Grand Canyon of WA - Route 2 West of Coulee City 14-DSC_0150 15-DSC_0154

Quail near the Sun Lakes RV Resort, Coulee City, WA16-DSC_0171

Overlook above the campground.17-DSC_0178 18-DSC_0180 19-DSC_0181 20-DSC_0191

Bears and Flowers

We departed Stewart, BC late morning.  Beautiful Mtns covered with fog.01-DSC_0094 02-DSC_0106 03-DSC_0109 04-DSC_0119 Everywhere we’ve been in Canada and Alaska, we’ve seen lots of men and women on bikes….loaded down with their gear.    What great shape they are in for the mountains.05-DSC_0123 06-DSC_0125 Fall is just around the corner.07-DSC_0127 08-DSC_0147 09-DSC_0152 The amazing Bear Family.    Mama Bear and her 3 cubs were safely away from the highway grazing.10-DSC_0194 Then, she decided to get them to the safety of the woods.11-DSC_0196 They weren’t following her so she stood up and called them!12-DSC_0202 13-DSC_0205 14-DSC_0208 As she approached the woods, it appeared she was going to climb a tree.   But, instead, she climbed just a few feet and jumped off to keep going into the woods.15-DSC_0217 One by one, each cub, did EXACTLY as she had done.   Up the tree and jumped off.16-DSC_0220 Cub #217-DSC_0224 And Cub #3.18-DSC_0227 And all 4 disappear into the woods.    MOST amazing thing I’ve seen.    (you can probably imagine just how many pictures I took of that….even though it only lasted very a few minutes).19-DSC_0229 Sights along the way.20-DSC_0238 We stayed in Houston, BC for the night.    SW of us the road has been closed for the China Rose Wildfire, but it is now open.   Lots of smoke in the area so we are hoping we they remain open tomorrow so we can pass.      In the meantime, the owners of Shady Rest RV Campground have beautiful flowers everywhere we look.    The Dahlia’s up here are the largest I’ve ever seen.21-DSC_0246 22-DSC_0247 23-DSC_0248 24-DSC_0249 25-DSC_0250 26-DSC_0251 27-DSC_0252 28-DSC_0253 29-DSC_0254 And the begonia’s too.30-DSC_0256 31-DSC_0257 32-DSC_0258 33-DSC_0259 34-DSC_0260 Greenhouse where she grows delicious Tomatoes.35-DSC_0261

Stewart, BC and Hyder, Alaska

What a FUN afternoon with Roger and Kay!    Just a few more trips across the border into Alaska.01-DSC_0012 Sculpture “Wall Art” at Hyder Bar.Hyder, Alaska Bar 03-DSC_0015 04-DSC_0017 This is the way I thought all of Alaska and The Yukon would be.   Just kidding; but it seems like it should.05-DSC_0018 3rd Largest Glacier in the World.Salmon Glacier, BC, Canada   3rd largest Glacier in the World Raymond ‘living on the edge’.07-DSC_0035 08-DSC_0047 09-DSC_0058 10-DSC_0059 Beautiful Blue Ice of Salmon Glacier.11-DSC_0073 12-DSC_0082 IF you ever go to Stewart, BC be sure to go 1 block off the main road through town to eat at “The Bus”.    BEST FOOD EVER.    Fresh Halibut cannot be beat.The Bus - Best Place in Hyder to eat And the bears come out to Fish Creek Overlook Park, Hyder, AK.14-DSC_0100 15-DSC_0105 16-DSC_0109 17-DSC_0110 Salmon in Fish Creek.Salmon Great viewing walkway above the reach of the bears.19-DSC_0119 20-DSC_0122 21-DSC_0125 22-DSC_0135 Salmon all around him/her 24-DSC_0145 25-DSC_0151 26-DSC_0152 27-DSC_0156 28-DSC_0164 29-DSC_0180

Roger and Kay!Roger & Kaye

Bear River RV Park, Stewart, BC

While we were in Iskut, BC, we ran into a couple (actually 2 couples traveling together) that we’d been in the same park with at 5 other locations.   They told us about taking a side trip off of BC37 to Stewart, BC/Hyder, AK.    So Raymond and I decided to do that side trip.  We wanted a little time to rest before pushing on to Seattle.

 

What a nice stop.   Campground was great and Roger and Kay, and Bill and Kaye, we parked next to us.     Roger and Kay asked us to join them to see the Bears at Fish Creek Overlook Park and drove us up to Salmon Glacier.     So much fun!   Looking forward to seeing them again soon.4-DSC_0009 3-DSC_0006 2-DSC_0004 Site 33A  Bear River RV Park, Stewart, BC Canada

Mountain Shadow RV Park, Iskut, BC

When you are driving a rig that is over 60′ long, you always wonder about being able to get out when you turn on a road like this….to get to an RV park.    LOLThe turnoff hwy 37 to Mountain Shadows RV Park, Iskut, BC We pick our parks carefully, usually when Class A RV fit so do we!   And this is the view from the office.     Nice!Mountain Shadows RV Park, Iskut, BC

Plenty of grounds to walk around.Looking back at the RV park from the Lake

Beautiful short hike through the woods to get to this lake.   IF anyone is interested, this 203 acre RV park is For Sale.04-DSC_0187 05-DSC_0188 Startled another family of Grouse as we walked through the woods.06-DSC_0191 07-DSC_0193 08-DSC_0194 09-DSC_0197 10-DSC_0199 11-DSC_0200