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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Monday, Monday


Well, not much going on here today. No weather report because I am sick of weather one nice day and six bad ones week after week. There will be no more weather reports til I have a sunny one.

As you know I am a great reader of blogs. Afew weeks ago it was mentioned in RV Travel that Julianne Crane was writing a new blog. It caught my eye because Julianne is a newspaper reporter for the Spokesman Review here in Spokane. I first met her about five years ago at the RV Show here when she first started her newspaper column, Wheel Life. It was a delight to read her column every week because she had such a great way of writing. I even made her column one week. Here is what she had to say in her article, May 29, 2004 copy of Spokesman Review.




(Note Kimberlei has two broken arms but went fishing anyway).


Favorite local RV destinations
In response to last week's question about where to go camping within four hours of Spokane, Jenny Johnson sent in this e-mail.
"As avid campers we spend most of our summers camping within four hours of Spokane. Since the grandchildren won't let us go without taking them, we try to find places that are ‘kid friendly.' Here are a few of our favorite places:
"The grandchildren's favorite place to go is Hawley's Landing at Heyburn State Park on Lake Chatcolet, just outside Plummer, Idaho.
"There are lots of trails they can hike on and a bike trail. They can attend programs set up by the park and become Junior Rangers. They learned about animals, stars and plants. They made plaster animal tracks and watched a demonstration on how Lewis and Clark would have built an oar for their boats. Most of these programs are geared for children, however, the nightly programs are for both adults and children. There is a boat ride up the St. Joe River and a great place to swim. It is approximately 45 minutes to an hour's drive from Spokane.
"Another one of our favorite places is Farragut State Park. If you are handicapped or don't have a tent, there are cabins you can rent. There are trails along the shoreline of the lake, nightly programs and movies, and beaches where you can swim. This also is about an hour's drive from Spokane.
"Beauty Bay Forest Service Camp on Lake Coeur d'Alene is where we will spend Memorial Day. We have camped in this park for the past eight years. While there are no programs, there are lots of things to do. There is a hiking trail to the top of Mineral Ridge and also another trail to the top of Mount Coeur d'Alene. There are only a few sites here and it is on a first-come first-served basis, but it is a great place and with today's gas prices it is really close. We can leave the Spokane Valley and be there in half hour or so. Take the Wolf Lodge exit and follow the shoreline of the lake.
"We also like a private campground called Mirror Lake at Sagle, Idaho. There are rowboats you can rent from the owner and it is well stocked with trout and kokanee. This is about an-hour-and-a-half away.
"When we can get away by ourselves, we like to go to Two Rivers RV Park at Davenport, Wash. They have a very nice park and it is reasonable."


I thought it was a nice article and saved it for my scrapbook. Thought you might enjoy it too. I am glad I will again get to read her blogs through RV Travel.

And in the words of my father, "That's it for Today".

2 comments:

Sandra said...

Great article, Jenny. You're a celebrity!

Two drifters off to see the world.... said...

Hi JJ...very nice job on your article! Kudos to you!!
Hugs to you also! M&B