After Bend we continue north onto Dayville, OR. We stay in our favorite (so far) RV Park in America - The Fish House Inn & RV Park. We stayed here last summer when we were newbies and loved the place; but now after a year under our belt, we can really appreciate how really special this place is. There are only seven spots here in a park-like setting. Everything is low-key down to the hand made sign that states: “if no one’s around, pick a spot and we’ll find you.” (Which is exactly what we do.)
Open for business!
After lunch we head back “home” and are greeted with hugs by Mike Smith (the owner) and wags and licks from Zoe and Zander (his golden retrievers.)
We originally plan to stay only a few days, but it’s rainy and hailing and the Memorial Day weekend is coming up, and Mike has one opening over the weekend so we stay put for a week. Between thunderstorms, we get in a short hike and a visit to the Fossil beds visitor center. It’s a nice relaxing week. (As if there were any other kind for us LOL.)
|Yakama Nation |
RV Park, stay in your rig
or a teepee
The city of Toppenish is famous for it’s murals. There are over seventy murals on buildings and walls throughout the two square mile city depicting the history of the area. Some of the murals were privately commissioned, but many were produced at the Toppenish Mural Society’s annual “Mural in a Day” that occurs on the first Saturday of June. It just so happens that we’re there for the event, so we head into town and watch paint dry… We also take in the Northern Pacific Railroad Museum and The American Hop Museum. Although we love beer we never really considered where the hops come from or how they are produced…well now we know and recommend a stop at this little interesting museum.
|even the police have one!|
Now, with one week until our ferry departs for Alaska we head for Bellingham…