Saturday, June 25, 2011

Onto Washington

Well, we get to put another state on our map. We won’t be here long but at least we made it…

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We are officially in the state of Wa.. We weren’t too sure about coming to this TT park. We had driven through it last week and didn’t like the feeling. We decided to head here anyway and if we didn’t like it, then head back to Seaside.  But now that we are here, it’s not all that bad. We have satellite and sewer, which we didn’t have last week.  Everyone knows, that makes Kevin happy!  The park itself is old.Each site has an electrical box for two sites, one with 30amp and one with 50. If you luck out and get there first, then you get the 50amp. We lucked out and got the 50amp site… The sewer and water are towards the back.   The grass was knee high when we arrived but they have since done a quick cut job. 

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The best part is the beach is only a half mile walk…

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The beach itself was pretty cluttered with debris..

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But the ocean, as always is just so beautiful.. I never tire of it!

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The little towns surrounding here are quite neat..

We found the Cottage Bakery, where the big attraction is the Devil Dog..It is a cross between an eclair and cream filled donut.  Yum!

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We took in the Saturday Market, which was the next town over,  down on the harbor and very nice..

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Hey Donna, look what we found. They were selling these for $26!  These are cheese platters made out of wine bottles. Our friend Donna has been collecting wine bottles from all of us, with hopes of some day making them. We have all had to drink alot of wine to help the cause!!

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The only thing I bought, was a mint plant. I was reading a recipe one day that called for fresh mint. Now I don’t remember what the recipe was for, lol….Anyone with any recipes that calls for mint? I think this one is orange mint.

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There were clouds in the sky, but also lots of sun today. That makes 3 days in a row!! I think it’s a record for the few months we have been in this area.. I hope it keep up..

4 comments:

Molly and Bob said...

Fresh mint = MOJITOS!! Bring some with you...I have limes and RUM!! Love the beach too...thanks for making the TT tutorial for the NW...we will follow it in a year or so!! Hugs and see you soon!

Sue and Doug said...

welcome to Washington!!..love the ocean shots!!!

squawmama said...

I agree the Mojitos sound delish!!! I make Toubuli and it uses mint... Glad your having fun even though that is a less then wonderful park. You know sometime with TT you run into that! I thought for a while you had gone to Paradise near Mt Ranier... That was so bad we left! Let me know if your going there and I'll tell you where we stayed.
Have fun & Travel Safe
Donna

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

Chop it up and mix with a little Apple Cider Vinegar to make mint sauce. Good on lamb, that's what they do in England, where they eat a lot of nutton and lamb.

Put some mint in the water when you boil fresh new potatoes.

Here is all about mint:

http://www.mintrubbing.org/themintplant.pdf

Hints for using mint in the kitchen:
- Spice Up Your Vegetables: Put mint in water used to steam vegetables.
- Mint tea: To make peppermint tea, use 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried peppermint leaves per cup of
boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes.
- Minty potatoes: Mix chopped mint with butter for boiled new potatoes (or with parsley or dill).
- Minty rice: Toss whole mint leaves in cooked rice before serving.
- Mint Ice Cubes: Freeze whole mint leaves in ice cubes for tea or lemonade.
- Minty Salad Dressing: Make salad dressing with mint, lemon juice, vinegar and a light oil.
- Spice up your tuna: Chop spearmint and mix with olive oil and use as a marinade for fresh
tuna. Marinate 30 minutes, grill.

Happy Trails, Penny, TX