After spending a couple of days in Missoula, we once again hit the road to our next stop in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. Leonard has an old navy buddy who lives there and we were able to spend a couple of days with them and their family. It was fun reconnecting after several years and we unknowingly timed it just right and were able to watch Steve and his band play great blue grass at our RV resort. We really liked Coeur D’Alene, a pretty little mountain town on a beautiful lake.
As we headed west we drove out of the Rocky Mountains and into the dry, arid leeward side of the Cascade Mountains. Orchards prevail in Yakima and we were able to get fresh cherries and blueberries from a roadside stand. I love seeing what the local roadside stands have to offer. Before we knew it, we were in the moisture-laden rain forest of Mt Rainier, where we found a campsite at the NPS Ohanapecosh campground. This is completely dry (or should I say wet) camping, no hook-ups of any kind and only basic toilets. All I can say is I’m glad we were in an RV and not a tent, as it lived up to it’s name and poured almost the entire 2 days. We had a great time and slept like babies as the pitter patter of raindrops put us to sleep both nights. I’m full of admiration for those hardy people in tents, I would have packed up and left or never gone in the first place!