Gee, the hoopla is all over with...we've seen my family twice, traveled to Washington and back and now it's time to hit the road...we headed for a Thousand Trails park called Little Diamond, located in Newport, WA. Newport is practically on the border of Washington and Idaho. We still have four days coming to us for free on our zone membership, and then 3.00 a day after that should we stay longer. This is our last Thousand Trails park in our zone. Once we leave Washington, we're done using our northwest zone membership for now. So we're going to sit for about four days and try to not spend money! (HA! says E. THAT will be the day!...) Well, we're gonna try, that's all I can say...our budget took a hit with the travel back and forth from Arizona to Washington, but it was well WORTH IT!
|Little Diamond clubhouse|
|45 acre fishing lake|
The park itself is beautiful...LOTS of woods, there are shade trees around the sites...there is a lot of acreage here. There are over 300 RV sites with KOA and Thousand Trails combined.
We have a corner site just inside the park...site 64. It was tough pulling in the 40 foot Tiffin to this corner spot. Eldy had to trust me as I guided him in past the water spigot and the electric box at the very front of the site, making it difficult to maneuver him in, but we did it. Some of the Thousand Trails spots available to members at Little Diamond are very restrictive in length and width and the park is showing its age by not having easily accessible sites for larger rigs. The power and water hookups are in odd locations for sites. The park's sites are NOT spacious as a rule, but you can find them. Fifty amp hookups are rare, there are a few in the park but we didn't find one. We're settled in for the next few days. This park is back off the highway in the boonies! No really close town or store, we'll have to plan a little carefully on our errands. That's a good thing for us..No easy temptations for dining out. (Darn, says Sparky!) Sparky will be brushing up on her culinary skills. (Yay? says E.)...Spokane is about 45 miles away...so we're not sure if we'll be doing a day trip there but we might!
It's time to catch up on laundry and figure out where we are going to winter this year....and where we will plan our next few destinations after we leave here---Glacier National Park, the Grand Tetons, and Yellowstone.....that's probably what we will be doing tomorrow and the next few days unless the activity director (that's Sparky) comes up with something! See you later......