Northwest RVing 

The Northwest RVing Blog site is hosted by MHRV (Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicle) Show Association. Each year, MHRV presents two important trade shows in the greater Seattle area to promote and display the RV Lifestyle. We are all about RVing and hope you will enjoy the many articles posted here about RVing in general and about our upcoming shows. 

Rain Forest

Day 3 – Quinault Rain Forest

On day three of our RV journey around the Olympic Peninsula, our intent was to get to the Hoh Rain Forest and spend most of the day there. However, the saying that "the adventure is in the journey, not the destination" is so true! We started out with a road plan that first took us toward Lake Quinault. As we got closer, all kinds of interesting stops enticed us!

RVing Through Stevens Pass

This is the third and final installment of a three-part series on all the things to see and do while enjoying a loop RV trip over Washington State’s Snoqualmie, Blewett and Stevens Pass. In the first installment we looked at Snoqualmie Pass and in the second installment we visited Blewett Pass. In this installment, we will journey over Stevens Pass camping and exploring along the way. Linking the three together into a loop will provide an extended RVing vacation for an active outdoor Northwest Family.

Following is a list of things to see and do while traveling from east to west on Stevens Pass Hwy 2.

With great planning and preparation, our RV adventure finally begins on a Saturday morning…

DAY ONE

The first stop on our five-day trip around the Olympic Peninsula was Ocean Shores.  It took about three hours from the Tacoma area mostly along SR 101. We hadn’t been to Ocean Shores for several years. As we got close, I took note of the number of RV parks in the area and the Quinault Beach Resort & Casino (see our article on Casino Camping).  We arrived in the early afternoon and decided to go into town and see what was there. On the way from Ocean City where we stayed, we stopped by the Ocean City marketplace that had hand- carvings and sculptures from various artisans from northern Washington. Many were made from driftwood and were quite striking.

Spacious Campsites at Liberty

This is the second part of a three-part series on all the things to see and do while enjoying a loop RV trip over Washington State’s Snoqualmie, Blewett and Stevens Pass. In the first installment we looked at Snoqualmie Pass. In this installment we will journey over Blewett Pass camping along the way.

Blewett was a small mining town located along Peshastin Creek on the Chelan County side of Blewett Pass. The first mining claims were filed in 1874 with a stamp mill to process the ore constructed in 1878. Soon after the arrival of a post office in 1893, the name Blewett was bestowed on the settlement in honor of Edward Blewett who owned many of the mines in the area.

School is out and summer vacation is officially in season! It’s the time of year children wait for all school year and yet it doesn’t take long until you a hear a chorus of “I’m bored” coming from their mouths. This isn’t just limited to days at home. Even your family vacations can be subject to the “I’m bored” comments between scheduled activities. Whether you’re already planning your first trip of the summer or counting down to a trip in the weeks or months ahead, take some time to gather or stock up on some fun outdoor games the whole family can enjoy. These tried and true outdoor games will help ward off the “I’m bored” syndrome and result in memories that can last a lifetime.

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