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LaConner Thousand Trails near LaConner, Washington

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012



July 3, 2012

We left Grandy Beach Thousand Trails Park on June 27 and moved over to LaConner Thousand trails near LaConner, Washington.  The campground is actually on Snee-Oosh Road on the Swinomish Indian Reservation.

While there, we enjoyed a couple of visits to the marine town of LaConner, Washington.

Out for lunch in LaConner, Washington.  They have great shrimp here!

We went to Anacortes, Washington several times where K.C. wandered through the antique shops and thrift shops.

The view from Anacortes, Washington

A marina in Anacortes

Anacortes is an interesting and beautiful little city.

Historical downtown Anacortes, Washington

One day we took a drive down Whidbey Island past Oak Harbor where Chuck and Betty lived while Chuck was in the Navy.  We took a detour off of Highway 20 to see historical downtown Oak Harbor.  It’s quite quaint with crowded streets.

One of the bridges at Deception Pass crossing onto Whidbey Island

We drove on down to the Port Townsend ferry landing. Our plans were that when we left LaConner we would cross over to Port Townsend on the ferry to see Betty and Tom. Things didn’t work out that way as our plans had to change, but it was fun going down to see the ferry.

The ferry to Port Townsend arrives

Looking across to Port Townsend

From there we made a quick detour into historical Fort Casey.

Admiralty Head Lighthouse

The battery at Fort Casey on Whidbey Island

For all of you youngers out there, the islands in Puget Sound would be a great place to visit and camp.  Ferries will carry you and your bicycles from island to island.  Go and have fun – I wish I had known about the beauty of this part of the Northwest when I was a young adult.