Thursday, July 15, 2010
Day 26 -- Ellensburg, WA to Seattle, WA (July 7, 2010)
Once we got on the road, we were really glad we hadn't gone with plan B which was to press on to Seattle and drive most of the night. It was a long drive with lots of grades. The mountains east of Seattle are beautiful and most of them still had snow on them. We were surprised because they aren't that high but we are so far North that it changes things . . .
Serene, our GPS, brought us into Kent on a most circuitous route. We found her ability to handle Seattle to be limited at best. So, Greg was pretty tired when we got there. The KOA in Kent had gotten good reviews on line and they are deserved . . . we wanted a safe, clean place to use as a homebase for the days we spent there and we got that. That said, it's a crowded and busy park . . . lots of other people use it the same way. So, you don't have much privacy but it was nice.
We have been missing good Mexican food and saw some taquerias on the drive in. We asked at the office if they knew of any nearby and were told by a fellow Californian that there really weren't any good ones locally. Sigh. We ended up at a mexican restaurant at a Mall in Tukwila. It was good and had margaritas. Mission accomplished!
So, that day was just getting settled in and getting oriented. We sat down and made plans for the rest of our stay in the Seattle area. We had lost a day because we are on our heading home leg and we had reservations for July 12th at Honeyman State Park in Oregon. We had to fit it all in in a short time . . .