Another Day in the Car

image …with the dogs

We pack up and say goodbye to Corbett as I take some last minute pictures to remember our stay at Crown Point RV Park.

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Most people live here long-term and have little yards with potted plants and vegetables.

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But we can’t stay. We are headed into Portland to have the RV seals and slides checked and lubricated. Also the tow dolly has a bad wire connection that prevents one turn signal and break light from operating.

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What we think will only take several hours, turns into another full day in the car with dogs. 😩 When we drop it off we are asked the dreaded question, “Can you leave the RV with us overnight?” Apparently the service crew is short one mechanic. We can’t leave our home overnight. Besides, we have reservations in Silver Lake, Washington at Mt. St. Helens RV Resort.

So we head across the Columbia River again and explore the part of Highway 14 we haven’t seen yet. That’s when we discover Camas, Washington and Lacamas Lake Park where we spend the day!

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There are picnic sites along the calm waters of the lake where paddle boarders skim the surface and kayakers and rafters join them. There are hiking trails and waterfalls. There is a playground for children. It’s a treasure trove of natural beauty and it’s free!

As the day lengthens we continue our foray on Highway 14 to the view at Cape Horn. A defacement of the marker has crossed out the “C” and added a “y” at the end so that it reads “Ape Horny.” 😜

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I meet up with a couple from Connecticut who also wonder, “Why did it take us so long to discover the Pacific Northwest?”

My intuition tells us to turn around and head back to Portland to pick up the RV. Soon after, we receive a call that our RV is ready.

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