Sunday, July 7, 2013

A Wonerful Fourth of July Weekend

Our weekend started Wednesday eve when we parked our rig at my sisters house. Pretty convenient. We have full hook ups here.

 It's an easy walk up the driveway to her house.
 Thursday morning Jan and I went for a walk. Living in Bonney Lake there are quite a few lakes around her home.  This one is Lake Jane.

 Thursday morning we were off to see the kids and grandkids. Each 4th of July, Joe's daughter and family is involved in a block party, BBQ, and fireworks. LOTS of fireworks. They were there to meet their grandpa as he drove up.
There was plenty of time for tennis before the BBQ and fireworks.
Lots of food, fun and fellowship

 Electronic toys aren't needed around here.
 After taking my sister and her friend to Pier 91 in Seattle, where they boarded Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas for a cruise to Alaska, we headed for Chehalis Thousand Trails Resort. We absolutely loved this place. We felt we were in the deep woods. Beautiful! 
 The view out our dining table window.
 We enjoyed time in the Adult Pool and Hot Tub. There is also a family pool and country Store. Earlier in the day, Joe did some horse shoe pitching.
Coming back from the pool we were pleasantly surprised to see these deer. They looked up at us when we stopped and kept right on eating.
Another highlight was getting to meet in person, a couple of Facebook friends, Lon and Nancy Buck. Nancy and I have been visiting each other for a few months. They are Thousand Trails members also. She told me what site they were going to be in, and there was a site open just a couple spots down. We each had our own agendas while we were there her sister was also in the park, but we got a chance Saturday eve to get better acquainted.  This was our first time at a TT Park, but I'm sure it won't be our last.


  1. WOW...full hook-ups at your sister's home. How convenient.

    Another 4th of July of making memories with family and friends...priceless.

  2. What a nice get away! I love the park and the woodsy feel!

    So glad to see the younger generation visiting and having fun without all those gadgets they seem to hang onto these days!

  3. What a great weekend. I see the kids are doing the cup song (or whatever you call it). Bekah loves to do this and taught it to her cousins. The Thousand Trails spot looks good. I understand you can camp there now without being a member??? Do they have full hook-ups? Looks like you had a lot of fun. Did Viola go with you?

  4. We've been to the Chehalis TTN but had trouble with our satellite -- way too many trees. In the Pacific NW we like that sun to shine through. Our kids grew up using the Paradise park and Whaler's Rest. Both used to be public, then owned by Leisure Time and then part of TTN. Lots of changes.

  5. Glad to see you had a great family holiday weekend with your family.

  6. So glad to see you having such a good time. Both your campsites look great. And you look terrific there by the pool. Is Joe worn out yet between tennis and horse shoes??

  7. How nice you have hook ups at your sister's house. Spending time with family on holidays is the best!