Spokane, WA & Coeur d’Alene, ID

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Moving another 170 miles east and a little north this time we stopped in Spokane, WA.  We parked at Trailer Inns of Spokane.

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Gig Harbor, WA

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Gig Harbor is located on a small inlet near the southwestern portion of the Puget Sound.  We have previously visited the Seattle area on the eastern side of the sound but this was our first time on the west side in what’s known as the Olympic peninsula.  This is a huge tract of land bounded by the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the north and the Puget Sound on the east.

Gig Harbor

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Montgomery, AL

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We briefly visited here on our road trip in 2014.  This time we spent three nights at the Montgomery South RV Park located in Hope Hull, AL.

Downtown Montgomery - Capitol in the background

On our previous visit we had toured the state Capitol building and some of the other major attractions.  This time we took a short walking tour conducted by the Montgomery Visitors Center and explored the Rosa Parks Library and Museum.  It provides a creative and moving presentation of a turning point in civil rights in this country.  We also drove out to the Blount Cultural Park to visit the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and the Shakespeare Theatre.

Next stop:  Birmingham, AL

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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We stopped off for three nights to visit here.  The park covers 600,000 acres making it one of the largest state parks in the US.  The park headquarters is adjacent to the town of Borrego Springs.  We parked in the RV section of the Palm Canyon campground.

Borrego Springs

We checked out the Visitor Center and did some hiking, including a hike up into Palm Canyon which leads to an oasis with a large stand of…you guessed it, palm trees.  Unfortunately, we were not able to get a look at the bighorn sheep which are a signature part of the park.