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Old 03-28-2009, 11:04 PM   #11
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Did you stay at the Cottonwoods RV Park & how was it?
Yes we did! And it's actually a very nice park. The lady who checked us in was REALLY nice, and gave us a pull through, so I didn't have to unhook, which with our tiredness level, was greatly appriciated.
However, despite the nice distance from Escape Trailers, it wasn't a nice distance from I-5, so you hear the big Semi's going by all night. Other than that though, it was lovely.
A few other things I might pass along:
  • We sleep on a Memory Foam mattress at home, and the mattress on the 5.0 isn't quite there. So, we stopped today and got a 1.5" toper, its great!
    • Definitely have breakfast at Cookies Grill before you leave!!!!! Tammy will tell you how to get there. Yummmmmm
      The border station is named Sumas on one side, but not the Canadian side. When returning, and the sign on I-5 says Border Crossing, but says Canadian Rt 11 (not 9 as in Sumas), take it!!!
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:08 AM   #12
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Have a great trip! I know many will continue to enjoy the blog. What is that white stuff on the ground? Since my lilacs, azaleas, freesias and more are blooming, I thought it was spring everywhere.
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Old 03-29-2009, 08:43 AM   #13
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We just got a couple inches of snow over night. It sure makes things look beautiful. There is stillsnow forecast throughout the next week. Blooming and budding are still near a month out here.
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:28 AM   #14
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Hokie, not every highway around here is I-5. The freeway that kept you awake is Highway 1, the Trans-Canada. And the road you took to cross into the US is over 20 miles from I-5, athough you can get to Canada on I-5 too.

But you are tired. I am just correcting you so that people without the local knowledge won't be confused.
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:13 AM   #15
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Hokie, not every highway around here is I-5. The freeway that kept you awake is Highway 1, the Trans-Canada. And the road you took to cross into the US is over 20 miles from I-5, athough you can get to Canada on I-5 too.

But you are tired. I am just correcting you so that people without the local knowledge won't be confused.
Yes to both of those!!! I was tired, and it was the Trans-Canada Highway 1, not I-5. And it is Canadian Rt 11 that leads to the Border Crossing, while in the US (Sumas) it is US Route 9. Thanks, I don't want to get any lost : - )
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:49 PM   #16
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One of the fun things about being in our new Escape, is looking around and seeing some things that I'd wondered about before we picked up HokieEscape. Like for instance, the blinds. What do they look like, how do they work. We had dangling venetian blinds in the Casita, that didn't work very well! So here's how these look:[img]http://[/img] The shades just slide up and down by cords wrapped around those lower corner posts. And they are smooth! Talking about an upgrade, and it's standard (for all you who are trying to decide "Escape vs. ______".)
Now one thing that we had put on HokieEscape, that's not standard, is the stainless backsplash in the kitchen, but we love it! [img][/img]
(I hope these pictures come out, you don't actually see them when composing) The magnetic paper towel holder was ordered (found in another thread, by Sandra I think). As you can see, it holds a couple of dish towels too. The canister's come from Wally World, and were a Tammy recommendation. I found the small drain board, which fits perfectly in the sink, under the sink topper (while traveling) at Wally World too. As you can see, when you use the sink topper on the counter extension, it raises the drain to the perfect height. Of course, my wife prefers the "let's eat out" method of keeping dishes clean, but, just in case......
One other hint for newbies, put a rubber band or remove your TP and paper towels before you travel, or they may be in one long ribbon when you get to your destination : - )
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:51 PM   #17
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Here's the pic for the window shade. Sorry![img][/img]
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:11 PM   #18
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Hey, Dan!!!

Nice picture. I hope you and Jan are enjoying the ride home.

Erin and Leah both say thank you. Leah wore her shirt to school today.

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Hi: HokieEscape... That's one purdy trailer inside!!! Starting to look like home too. One trick to stop the TP ribbons is to "Squish" the roller tube before you install it. Being oval instead of round prevents it from unravelling too far!!! Contrary to Mr.Whipples quip "Don't squeeze the Charmin".
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:42 AM   #20
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How good looking is that? Thanks for the pictures. Thanks for the ideas too.
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