|Dry Falls, WA|
I spent much of the day driving WA 26, 17, and US 2 to Coulee. I dropped the trailer at the City Community Park - $30.00 for a full hookup site. After dropping the trailer I drove to Dry Falls State Park, and discovered that for some strange reason, it is less expensive than the city park, so I'm going to move there tomorrow. While there is nothing wrong with the Community park, although it is a bit "worn", I don't mind saving $4.00 per day for a nicer spot.
I stopped to photograph Dry Falls, what, when it was flowing, was the largest waterfall in the world. They have a gangplank you can walk out on to see the view - I took a panorama, but will wait until later to assemble it. While I don't have much of a fear of heights, I have to admit the end of the narrow walkway does cause a stir of excitement!
After that I drove north to see Steamboat Rock State Park. This was more typical of Washington state parks - over $40.00 per night for a site with water & electric. I probably won't stop overnight, although it is a pretty campground. Photos at today's LakeshoreImages page.
By the time I got back to the trailer it was too late to thaw out something to cook for dinner (just an excuse) so I went to the Steamboat Restaurant (the only restaurant in Coulee City). I had a veal cutlet dinner for $12.03. While nothing special, I did have a great conversation with waitress & the couple at the table next to mine (we were the only customers).
Once back at the trailer, I defrosted the refrigerator. I have to admit it is not one of my favorite "trailer tasks", and when I was in the Arizona desert I rarely had to do it. Even though this part of Washington is considered desert, I'm back to needing to defrost every 3-4 weeks. Actually, it goes pretty quick - I use a plastic putty knife to scrape the fins after shutting it off for about 10 minutes. Overall, it is a 1/2 hour job.
Until tomorrow -