Took my sweet Boler
, named Bitza, for her first little trip.
This park is less than 45 minutes north of Seattle, and has yurts, tent sites and small RV sites. My site had a maximum of 18' for the trailer, which was perfect for us! It was a pull through which I wanted for my first time out.
The trip was with a group of families who all know each other--everyone but me was camping or in the yurts--they have a cute little "village" of 8 or so yurts all with a central eating area and a number of fire pits.
The beach has a nice play area; the campground is on a bluff and there are numerous paths that meet up to the many stairs down to the beach. You can also drive down and park if you'd like.
We had a grand adventure! I went with my 13 year old and our dog, and my husband came up for the day. We did quite a bit of eating in bed and spent lots of time at the beach. We even saw a mermaid! A seal swam by in front of us just as the ice cream truck stopped behind us.
One of the other moms grew up with a trailer and her dad still belongs to the trailer club. She said they had a tradition: whenever anyone in the club brought a new trailer to a campout, all the families would gather at the back and slap the sides calling out "shimmy, shimmy shimmy." The new owner would invite everyone in for a tour and have treats. The last morning they all did that and I served blueberry pancakes. We fit over 15 people in to the camper! It was a nice way to celebrate!
My daughter and the dog ended up going home with friends and so I had my first night on my own, and hitched up and drove home on my own as well. It went very smooth, in fact so smoothly that the wrench I accidentally left on the back bumper at the dump station was still there when I got home.
Lots of nice folks helped me at the dump station and also at the truck stop diner where I had her weighed. 2,360 pounds ready to camp, but without clothes, water, tools, etc. But with a wrench on the back bumper! I did a walk around and everything but it was black and blended in.
Here are some photos: