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Old 09-07-2015, 11:13 AM   #41
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That part of I5 can be a bitch any time of day or week or month or hour or .... It doesn't have to be a holiday weekend for it to come to a complete halt.
Let's hope we have better luck! Thanks for the heads up Laura. Hoping to be through Seattle by 11am. So far traffic has been light!
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Old 09-07-2015, 11:25 AM   #42
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What day are you picking up Casa Blanca? Isn't it exciting? We are getting our trailer on Monday, 9/14, after being on the road the past few weeks enjoying camping at Crater Lake (I'm getting too old for this), and then visiting family in Canada. Stayed in Whistler a few days and loved the scenery, hiking, and window shopping. We are now in Seattle vacationing with friends for a week and then off again to Chilliwack.

Sorry our paths won't cross this trip.

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Sounds like you've been having exciting times!
We have orientiation tomorrow at 8 am!! This has been such an exciting adventure! (I've never driven cross country before although Charlie has many times in his youth!) and the adventure has not even begun... We won't get home til early(ish) November. At least that's the plan!
We will meet up with Loren and Cathy Wednesday to camp together! Looking forward to it!
So far we still haven't seen any Escapes... But we're sure we will today!! Saw 385 campers yesterday no FB....!
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Old 09-07-2015, 12:05 PM   #43
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What an eggsciting adventure you are having. Early congrats on ur orientation and pickup. Can't wait to see it on the hitch.
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:25 PM   #44
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The traffic gods were on our side!!! We breezed thru Tacoma and Seattle...on our way to Everett... Glad to have the holiday and been early enough to beat the traffic! 10:26 am
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Smart to get through the area early! Hope the rest of your trip is just as smooth. Not far north of Everett the scenery just gets better and better all the way to Chilliwack. Enjoy!
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Old 09-08-2015, 11:05 AM   #46
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A Moment of Silence...

I would kindly request a moment of silence for Charlie and Lucy as they are about to take possession of their 5.0TA...

Why a moment of silence, you ask? For those of us who have one on order but have to wait entirely too long to get them. We also need a moment where we can be completely filled with envy and jealousy. Of course, in the best way possible.

Congratulations Charlie and Lucy!!
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Old 09-08-2015, 11:11 AM   #47
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Ditto that!!!

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Old 09-09-2015, 12:46 AM   #48
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We actually picked up Casa Blanca today! What a rush and how overwhelming it all is! Everyone at ETI is so gracious and friendly, and Tammy and Reace went out of their way to fix a few things for us. Reace and Nigel installed our Springfield pedestal we brought with us as well as 2 TV mounts and Umbra hooks. Rae did our orientation and she was very thorough and patient with all our questions. Barbara processed our final build sheet expenditures and paperwork. And Manfred brought our 5.0 TA over the border and was great showing us how to hook up and giving Charlie pointers! And we noticed on the boards: 17s and 19s are already sold out for 2016 and 21s and 5.0 TAs are out to Dec!! What an amazing job they do!
And here we are in our new little home, finally relaxing at a small campground in Lynden WA. Long day...2 Happy Campers! Will try to post some pics tomorrow!
Thursday we camp with Loren and Cathy!! Safe travels to them coming from Kansas!
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Old 09-09-2015, 12:48 AM   #49
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I would kindly request a moment of silence for Charlie and Lucy as they are about to take possession of their 5.0TA...

Why a moment of silence, you ask? For those of us who have one on order but have to wait entirely too long to get them. We also need a moment where we can be completely filled with envy and jealousy. Of course, in the best way possible.

Congratulations Charlie and Lucy!!
Thank you Nathan! So very nice of you to post!
Yes. Long waits coming up. But oh so worth it! You'll see!!
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Congrats Charlie and Lucy. See, the wait was worth it.
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Old 09-09-2015, 01:55 AM   #51
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Congrats! Thanks for checking in - would love to know the campground you are in, if you want to send a PM. We're a couple weeks behind you, and I'm trying to figure out where to stay our first night...
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Old 09-09-2015, 12:11 PM   #52
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Congrats! Thanks for checking in - would love to know the campground you are in, if you want to send a PM. We're a couple weeks behind you, and I'm trying to figure out where to stay our first night...
Mary,
We will be picking up our new 17A soon, and originally thought we'd use the KOA in Lynden:
Lynden / Bellingham KOA | Camping in Washington | KOA Campgrounds

But, instead, since we will visit Whidbey Island, and then take the ferry to the Olympic Peninsula, we booked our first two nights at Bay View State Park: Bay View State Park | Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

Here is another site we use for campsite research:
https://www.campendium.com/
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Old 09-09-2015, 12:46 PM   #53
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Hi, Don. Another friend has also recommended Ft Casey SP, wch is near the Whidbey/Ft. Townsend ferry landing. That won't be our first night, but it maybe our 2d and 3d.

Coming down to the wire...
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:36 AM   #54
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How exciting Lucy and Charlie!!! Maybe you saw the very, very, very first steps of my 17B. They are starting this week.
Looking forward to reports on your camping sites!!!
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Old 09-10-2015, 11:02 AM   #55
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Charlie wrote a whole long post yesterday and due to spotty wifi lost it.... Will try later!
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Old 09-12-2015, 12:37 PM   #56
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Ellen... We did not see your egg shell as we couldn't take a tour. Too early in the day.... But surely your baby is on its way to being hatched!!
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First 2 nites we camped at Hidden Village in Lynden. Nothing special. But a place to regroup and set up the trailer. It worked. Then we traveled south a bit and went to Bay View SP which was very nice. If I can find a way to post pics later I will.
We met up with Loren and Cathy there and shared dinner and much talking with them. It was great.... 2 brand new Escapes parked side by side and we met great folks from the forum!
There was a small Escape right in the front on the bay with an awesome view when we got there. But didn't get a chance to go over and say hi. They were gone when we left.
We are on the road to FT Stevens in OR for 3 nites. Really looking forward to that!
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Happy travels, Charlie & Lucy!!! You guys are off to a great start!!!
Yeah, my little guy should've started hatching this past week -- thinking I may receive photos this coming week.

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First 2 nites we camped at Hidden Village in Lynden. Nothing special. But a place to regroup and set up the trailer. It worked. Then we traveled south a bit and went to Bay View SP which was very nice. If I can find a way to post pics later I will.
We met up with Loren and Cathy there and shared dinner and much talking with them. It was great.... 2 brand new Escapes parked side by side and we met great folks from the forum!
There was a small Escape right in the front on the bay with an awesome view when we got there. But didn't get a chance to go over and say hi. They were gone when we left.
We are on the road to FT Stevens in OR for 3 nites. Really looking forward to that!
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Old 09-12-2015, 06:20 PM   #59
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Sounds like you guys are having a blast, would love to see pictures of your trailer with the new graphics installed.
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There was a small Escape right in the front on the bay with an awesome view when we got there.
Yup, that's the best site in Bay View SP. It's the one I always try to get.

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