Almost my last leg of journey north
I was tempted to spend another night at the beautiful Yakima Elks Lodge and Country Club but decided I need to hit the road and stick with my schedule. So I packed up and headed for the last stop before I landed at the campground where I will be camp host. My destination was Mount Vernon, WA. The map showed about 225 miles thru the mountains. I had to get gas so wound up going back to Yakima to fill up. The Elks Lodge is actually in Selah, WA a small town next to Yakima. The interstates going north are confusing and I got on the wrong one and had to back track. Thus the total mileage for the trip north turned out to be 252 miles. It was a long day as it was raining almost continuously and it was a lot of mountain driving. I am glad that is over.
Stopped in Leavenworth
When I had posted my route many people mentioned that I should stop in Leavenworth, WA. It is right on highway 2 which is the road I take to Mount Vernon, WA. I was able to find public parking for my RV right at the end of town. Fortunately it was not raining when I got there, so parked the rig next to a sports shop and walked a few blocks back into town.
This is a really unique little town that is modeled on a Bavarian Village. What a trip!
Good Mood Food
I thought this was a cool name for a restaurant.
They even had a small par three golf course.
These guys kept the golf course well manicured.
This is a ski town and the mountains still had snow.
Lots of very neat shops
This is the downtown portion. Lots and lots of small shops.
Here is one of the many hotels with a beautiful mural painted on the wall next to it.
I loved the many murals painted right on the walls of the buildings.
Another view of the town and local mountains.
I thought this was a really neat name for the local pizza joint.
I loved this town. I really didn’t go into any of the shops as it was getting late and also started to rain. On my next trip up here I would like to spend a day walking thru the many shops.
Lots of rain and traffic
I took highway 2 over to I5 and then headed north to Mount Vernon. It was raining so hard I could not see much of the local scenery. On top of that I hit Everett, WA and headed north during rush hour. The gas tank was very low, but I knew I could make it to my destination. I had called the camp host at the Mount Vernon Elks in the morning and he stated they had room. He greeted me when I got there and showed me where to park. WHEW! This was a tough day of traveling. Lots of mountain driving in the rain.