Posted by: sunnyharvy | September 28, 2014

Over the Mountains and Through the Woods

I just had to take a few more photos at from Janet’s house in Twisp, WA the morning of our departure. We really enjoyed our stay in the Methow Valley and look forward to returning someday…maybe as soon as next year.


 Dish-washing view


 Waiting to get juiced…


Final look at view from haRVy’s campsite in Janet’s driveway.

A bit reluctantly we headed west for a beautiful drive up Highway 20 through the Sawtooth and Cascade Mountains.






The photos above were taken near Washington Pass.


An arm of Diablo Lake next to the Colonial Creek Campground where we spent the night.


Our beautiful and quiet ($6!) site right on the lake shore.


From the campground we hiked through beautiful old-growth forest along the Thunder Creek Trail. Thanks for the recommendations Janet, we might not otherwise have found the campground or hike.





Driving over the Diablo Dam as we explored the area.

The season is definitely winding down. There are fewer RVs on the road and several campgrounds are already closed.

Heading further west, our next stop was at my brother Tim’s house in Mt. Vernon, WA in beautiful Skagit Valley. We spent three relaxing nights visiting with he and his wife Jackie. I’ve been to this area a few times before, so we didn’t do a lot of tourist activities, but we did manage to visit my favorite local health food store for lunch and provisioning – the Skagit Valley Food Coop. Jackie and Tim also took us out to breakfast in nearby scenic La Conner on the Swinomish Channel. Thank you both for the warm welcome.



  1. wow wow wow wow! Love the dishwashing view, love the mountains, love the final water photo. I would definitely go back, again and again

  2. Love Janet’s place – La Conner is one of T&J’s favorite spots, we went there too.

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