Lighthouse Road Trip – Day 4 – Anacortes, Washington

Ok, no pix of lighthouses yet, but I promise some tomorrow.

As I wrote in my last post, I spent last night in the driveway of my college roommate’s house in Portland.

This isn’t going to seem like a big deal to most of you, but it was the first time in the year I have been camping in Ramsey that I reached a perfect pitch on my leveler. The bubble was in the exact middle. (The rig needs to be somewhat level to turn on the propane for the fridge.)

Jane and I had a great visit then I aimed my GPS toward Anacortes.

You might notice that there are two national parks close to the route, and, as some of you know, my goal in the next ten years is to see all the national parks in the contiguous USA. But I learned they are still snowed in. Another time.

The most eventful moments driving up Interstate 5 were crossing through Portland and Seattle, both along waterways spanned by a sculptural maze of concrete motorways.

The landscape of Anacortes is very different. We are staying in the Fidalgo Bay RV Resort facing gorgeous Washington coastline as well as a Shell Oil refinery.

There is a great path for walking Annie.

The above public art piece invites you to add anything you are inspired to contribute.

Best of all, it is a place to experience some peace. (The noise in the background was a man closing his awning.)

I’ve met up with our PleasureWay group.

Tomorrow we’ll hit the road and start our eight-day tour lighthouse hopping.

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