Escape to the wildflowers! - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-26-2009, 12:07 PM   #1
Senior Member
Penney H. & Mike E.'s Avatar
Trailer: 2005 17 ft Escape ('Turtle')
Posts: 367
Took our first week long trip (8 days) in our Escape, 'Turtle'. As those of you in the NW know, last week was a fabulous week of sunshine everywhere, we only had rain one day. We went to the Klickitat River Canyon, to the Soda Springs Wildlife area and were the only ones in the camp area where we stayed. We also traveled to the Tieton River Canyon west of Yakima. Too much on road traveling, should have stayed in one place, but after 4 years of no vacations due to my health challenges I think we were making up for lost time and took in as much as we could of the pine and oak forests we love east of the Cascade Mts. LOTS of wild flowers, especially in the Klickitat area, a part of Washington that is not over run with visitors. We have driven through it many times when camping at Mt. Adams or on the Columbia Gorge but always wanted to camp there. We will definitely go back.

If you would like to see photos and read a bit of our whole trip you can visit our Travels with Turtle web site, put up to share photos with my 88 yr. old Mom while on the road.

We loved our cozy Escape. First day we lost the vent top to the bathroom vent (somewhere!). I fabricated one from a plastic "posted" sign bought at a hardware store and some tuck tape, fortunately we never had to travel with it on with so many sunny days. A few other little trailer breaks and adjustments, all minor compared to the pleasure of snuggling in on cold nights and the fun of trying everything out - outside shower, inside shower, etc.

We saw two forlorn looking fiberglass trailers, one just north of Satus pass on highway 97. It was tucked in under a roof next to a house and didn't look like it was used much, maybe for storage, think it was an older Boler. Can't remember where the other was, it was definitely 'out to pasture'. Also saw an adorable one in La Wis Wis campground off highway 12, would love to know whose it was - cute blue striped awning, older trailer, window box on front window, no one home, couldn't see a brand name.


PS Most the wild flower photos from this trip are on the Klickitat page of our Turtle web site, some on the Tieton page. If you like looking at wildflower pics you can also check out my main web site Life In The Woods which has wild flowers on many pages, including Alpine flowers.

"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving." -- Lao Tzu

Enjoy our travel photos at: Turtle Travels
Penney H. & Mike E. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 08:20 PM   #2
Trailer: 2007 17 ft Escape B / RAV4 (19 ft74 13 ft Boler for sale)
Posts: 50
Glad you enjoyed your first trip with Turtle.
I checked out your webpage..great photos!! Especially liked the frog, and the flags hanging in the corners (or should I say rounds) of Turtle's cozy bed.


Deb H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2009, 09:00 AM   #3
Junior Member
Trailer: none as of yet
Posts: 12
what a wonderful trip you had... I love the wildflowers pictures you took too. Hope you have a many great camping trips!!
Christine P is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wildflowers abundant in NW too! Penney H. & Mike E. General Chat 2 04-29-2010 12:56 PM
Poppies & Other Wildflowers Adrian W General Chat 0 04-25-2010 09:02 PM
Desert Wildflowers Steve Dunkel General Chat 4 02-27-2010 06:54 PM
Escape 13' & 19' Reace General Chat 17 02-25-2009 09:09 AM
last of the wildflowers ronsmith100 General Chat 4 04-20-2008 10:12 PM

» Trailer Showcase




» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:22 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.