3500 Travels

Liberty Regional Park

We had breakfast with Ken & Kathy, Brittany, and Kerry, Pierre & Donica at the Gingerbread Factory in the German part of Leavenworth. With Brittany’s help to make sure I didn’t bump anyone getting out of my parking space, Cathie and I headed for a Petco in Spokane for dog food and a leash replacement.

Best Buds

Best Buds

On the way to Spokane I noticed that a 35 mile detour would take us to Grand Coulee Dam. I had heard of this dam most of my life and figured this was probably it for seeing it. It’s big, but not as high as Hoover Dam.

Grand Coulee Dam

Grand Coulee Dam

With Google Map directional help we found the Petco and stocked up. By now it was past 4:00pm. Cathie had found a regional park 10 miles or so east of Spokane. We really needed Google Maps for this one. I was feeling dubious since we were passing through ritzy housing areas, but low and behold it was there. Other than the fact that only two pets are allowed per campsite (we have not met the ranger yet, so don’t know if there’ll be an issue), it is very nice. Only four other campsites are being used out of over 20, so it is a contrast to the Icicle RV park in Leavenworth, where we were packed in cheek by jowl. While the Icicle River was nice to look at, it was not so nice to hear all night long. This park is very quite.

Campsite

Campsite


Marsh behind campsite

Marsh behind campsite

Cathie spotted a woodpecker nearby and I was able to get a picture using our old Canon point-&-shoot that happens to have a 10x optical zoom. Brittany, What is it? For just a couple of minutes that evening we were treated to beautiful sunlit clouds.

Woodpeckerm(1)

Woodpeckerm(1)


Woodpecker (2)

Woodpecker (2)


Sunset at Liberty Park

Sunset at Liberty Park

After breakfast Monday morning we packed up, then took the dogs for a walk along Liberty Park Trail. The trail follows the marsh and then the creek which shows considerable beaver activity. Cap and I took a short excursion off-trail to get a closer look at the creek.

Liberty Creek

Liberty Creek