Dropped by Dave's sister's house in Manchester on the way to Seattle. We were blown away by how cool this little beach town is. The view looking back across Puget Sound to Seattle and Mt. Rainier was absolutely beautiful. I want to buy property there!
Bothell's Lake Pleasant RV Park was our home for the two and a half weeks we were in the Seattle area. Very nice RV park built around a lake in Bothell, WA. You couldn't tell we were in the middle of a major metropolitan area because the park sits down in a little valley surrounded by big, green trees. A great place to stay in the Seattle area!
Took a trip over Stevens Pass to Leavenworth one day. Leavenworth is a "Bavarian Village" in the Cascade Mountains. It was a beautiful day for the trip. We had a great time there.
Took another day-trip up to Deception Pass and La Conner. The morning clouds cleared out to let us enjoy hiking around the beaches, then stopped in La Conner for lunch and home-made ice cream!
Went back to Manchester to watch what Dave's sister described as "amazing" fireworks. It truly was! One of the neighbors shot off $37,000 worth of fireworks on one side of the park, and another neighbor must have had at least $25,000 worth of fireworks shooting off from the other side of the park. We've never been so close to fireworks! It was a blast!
Continued on down to Paul's brother's property near Gig Harbor for the rest of the day, then back to Bothell for one more night before hitting the road back to Phoenix.