Traveling Rally – 2016

NWTFC
Traveling Rally Report
May 21-28, 2016

A total of 12 coaches arrived at Lakeshore RV Park in Chelan on a beautiful sunny day typical of Eastern Washington. The happy hour went as planned and the hors d’oeuvres were delicious. The next day was a day for optional activities and some relaxed and read a book, some took a bicycle ride and some did wine tasting at several of the numerous wineries in the area. The next morning 12 of us carpooled to Fields Point Landing for an all day trip by boat to Stehekin on the Lady of the Lake. On the way we saw such beautiful sights including mountain goats and black bear along the shores of Lake Chelan. At Stehekin most of us boarded a tour bus for a 45 minute tour of Stehekin which included time at a 312 foot waterfall, a stop at the bakery (most of us bought delicious treats, I had an especially good cinnamon roll) and a tour of the one-room schoolhouse. A few of us visited the gift shop and walked around town.

The next day it was off to Sun Lakes RV resort (about an hour and a half away) where we mainly chilled. There some of us bicycled, some golfed and walked around. I understand that the gift shop had some very good prices on earrings and t-shirts that the women liked. The second day included a trip to Dry Falls (only minutes away) where the Ice Age glacial ice dams up in Montana created 300-foot deep walls of water traveling at an estimated 65 mph carving out huge areas of Eastern Washington. These floods kept occurring over and over. The Interpretive Center there was very interesting; the view of the carved out falls were breathtaking and the ice cream shop out front had great ice cream.

Ten coaches continued on to the Grand Coulee Dam area where we stayed in a National Forest campground called Spring Canyon (dry camping) which was located three miles out of the town of Grand Coulee. The campground overlooked Lake Roosevelt which was created by the Grand Coulee dam and many of us had beautiful views from the front windows of our motorhomes. The second day there most of us went on the Dam Tour. This was the second time we had been on the tour and it was even more impressive than the first; we really enjoyed it. That evening we watched the laser light show projected onto the face of the falling water from the dam. We were told that the water only flows over the dam for testing or the laser light show. Every evening we had happy hour and some sort of potluck dinner. The theme of the last two evenings seemed to be Mexican and we had some great Mexican food.

All in all this Rally was very relaxed with time to spend visiting and getting to know each other in a meaningful and deeper way. It was a time to travel together, meet together and share together. There was time to do your own thing and time to spend enjoying each other as the beautiful community of trekkers that we are.

Dean and Sue Bjornson
Ken and Helen Anderson