After enjoying our day in Spokane Washington we hit the road for a longer than average day for us as we planned to travel about 170 miles southwest through the state of Washington to the Corps of Engineers Park called Plymouth Park. Our main reason to revisit here is to stop and see our good friends Marshall and Debbie who were once our neighbors while I attended college at Texas A&M University back in the 1970’s.
We normally stay at the Hood Park COE campground but it always closes after Labor Day which we find quite odd but at least we discovered this COE park about 30 minutes south of town. Plymouth Park is a nice quiet park with full hookups along the Columbia River. Although the river is not quite visible because of the riverside brush, these sites are huge. Most of the sites are pull thru with a picnic table, gravel patio and fire ring. The park is also quiet and since there are no street lights we noticed it is nice and dark at night.
We can see both the highway and the trains off in the distance but they can only faintly be heard when outdoors and not at all once inside with the windows closed. We will sit here for a few nights to visit our friends and to relax in the peaceful setting. It is still chilly here in the mornings but by afternoon we are in shorts and ready to be out and about.
Our first few nights we have been enjoying happy hours, dinners and lively conversation with Marshall and Debbie.They have a beautiful home in a nice neighborhood and it has been fun spending some time in their large home (although we are now accustomed to much smaller living spaces). I was also entertained one afternoon while enjoying happy hour in their backyard as I watched their neighbor spend several hours washing his outside windows and taking care of his yard. These are time consuming chores I no longer have to do…
Also since our last visit our friends lost their companion Jack Russell Terrier, Archie whom we admired greatly.However we now were introduced to Buster, their new Jack Russell Terrier. He is such a laid back dog but was rescued from the pound so we see that he is still a bit confused in his new surroundings. He is a great and friendly little dog we have freely given a lot of attention to as we both feel the need for a dog fix every now and then!
We will be here a few more days and hope to further explore this area while here…
NOTE: Wow only a few pictures because for some reason we didn’t take many, unusual for us! We are moving today from Plymouth Park and going to try our luck at getting a walk-in site at Viento or Ainsworth State Parks in the Columbia River Gorge.