Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Eagles Nest RV Resort

We are here in Eagles Nest RV Resort in Ilwaco, WA.  It's truly a very nice park.  It has every type of site you might want.  We are up on top so we can get satellite reception for TV.  We found it to be a very friendly park.

We haven't used any of the facilities yet; there's an indoor swimming pool which looks warm and heavenly but not being big on swimming and pools, we'll wait till later, if at all, to try that.  The deck outside a million dollar looking clubhouse, is huge .  A beautiful building and it's such a shame there's nothing going on in there except a puzzle being worked.  I'm pretty disappointed that there's no cards, games or even potlucks or breakfasts; nothing.

We went for a hike today down through the woods and the lower part of the park; into phase 3.  Another shame, it's all ready with sewer, water, electric and cable and it's all completely closed off.  There's a few sites for trailers or campers and lots of room for people wanting to tent-it.

Ocean at Long Beach
We also went to town, Ilwaco and into Long Beach to just check things out and find the park we'll stay at in two weeks.  Two weeks here and two weeks there.  

We drove to to Warrenton, WA today to check out the Fred Meyer there and get some bananas and a watermelon.  We went over the huge famous Astoria bridge.  I'll get pictures of that next time as we plan to go to Seaside, OR.  Astoria is in OR where the movie Goonies was filmed.

I'll do a review on this park, Eagles Nest RV Resort, after we've been here for a little longer.
IIlwaco, WA

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Lake Sawyer RV Park Black Diamond, WA

Have you ever stayed at Lake Sawyer RV Park in Black Diamond, WA?  Well, it's setting is beautiful and right on Lake Sawyer.  It's easy to find and wonderfully wooded.

We've stayed at this park several times and spent one whole summer and winter here in 2011-12 because of my needing treatment for breast cancer.  The crew is very friendly and helpful.

There's no many activities going on in the clubhouse.  I love activities like cards, games, crafts and pot lucks.  They do have a pool table and are starting Texas Holdem' along with Bingo in the clubhouse this summer but don't know how long it'll stay on the adgenda.

The spaces are pretty tight with 104 sites with 27 pull through sites.  There are 68 full hookup sites and many are shaded.  Pets are allowed.

We are 40' and they accept our rig but if you check the website:   Lake Sawyer RV Resort , which is the only one I could find with the most information, it says no big rigs.  Like I said, the sites are tight as you can see in the photo.

The do take credit cards for over $20 charge.....not hard to do.  They have 30 and 20 amp only and the power is iffy now and then.  Make sure you don't get put along the back fence if you want the best chance of continuous power.  We haven't had many problems if we don't run too much at once.  Hard to do if you use your AC and it's electric.

There are restrooms, showers and laundry with two washers and two dryers, coin operated.  There is propane for sale on the property.  There is wireless Internet which I believe is Tengonet and there is a fee.  There's cable TV and if you're in the right site, you can use your satellite dish but remember, it is beautifully wooded here.

There is no swimming pool and swimming in the lake at Lake Sawyer RV Resort is not allowed but there is a park on the lake just down the road.  There is a nice little playground and the park is very kid friendly.  There's also a basketball court and horseshoes and paddle boats to rent.

No boat launch but but there is docks with a fee for moorage.  There is a boat launch  in the park down the road.  It is a Sunrise Resort but also open to the public.  The rent cabins also.  

Taken from a website........"Lake Sawyer boasts a year-’round resort in the greater Seattle area. The resort’s spacious ten-acre grounds with tall firs and park-like lawns make it a popular spot for picnics. The club, situated near the western slope of Washington’s Cascade Mountains, has plenty of waterfront on Lake Sawyer, one of the area’s largest natural lakes containing some of the best bass fishing in the state. Enthusiasts will find canoeing and fishing, or just sunbathing and relaxing."

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Decisions Decisions


We have made a few plans.

Today we ordered new glasses for each of us.  Even with insurance, it's quite expensive but much needed.  

I have a mammogram and a bone scan test scheduled for next Tuesday and then we will be ready to leave this park for awhile if we'd like.

We think we like.  On the 13th we will be heading to Long Beach, WA for a about 4 weeks.  We're looking forward to moving, traveling and seeing the ocean again.

There's a kit festival on the the weekend of the 19th.  I love kite festivals!!

Just made reservations for Eagles Nest RV Resort in Ilwaco, WA.........Can't wait to get on the move again and hopefully, I can get to Vancouver, WA to see Jenn!!

Will post pictures of that outing when it happens.