July 2018; Monthly Report

Monthly Report; July 2018


We spent July in Anacortes Washington on Fidalgo Island in the northern Puget Sound, a two-hour drive above Seattle. With sunny summer days in the 70s and lots of things we’re already thinking about spending our summers here. We still hope to build our home base in Utah, but summers would be spent here, nestled between the Salish Sea and the North Cascade Mountains.


Once we unhitched the trailer from the truck, our traveling has been local. We spent the first half of July camped in Washington Park, a beautiful park by the sea on the western shores of Fidalgo Island. When we hit our two-week stay limit at Washington Park we moved to Pioneer Trails RV Park on the south side of the island. From there we hiked and biked, kayaked and camped out on the Olympic Peninsula. The parks around Anacortes have made a great base for exploring Puget Sound and beyond.


Since we used to live in Mukilteo south of Anacortes, we already knew this hip, seaside town fairly well. So, our discoveries are more like re-discoveries. But, we have re-discovered just how nice Anacortes is. With plenty of good restaurants and pubs serving fresh seafood, free concerts along the waterfront, art shows, and the impressive waterfront there’s always something going on in Anacortes. And that’s before you include the wilderness of the North Cascade Mountains just east of town, the San Juan Islands to the west, the salt water straits and channels all around, and the equally fun towns nearby. I think what we discovered is our annual summering spot.

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