Thursday, May 2, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, WA

Yesterday morning, it was hard to leave the beautiful spot that we were in for the last two days, but there are more beautiful spots to see down the road.  It was 10:30 by the time we were gassed up and heading east on US-2.  For the first 50-60 miles, the hills on the sides of the roads were  covered with apple, cherry, pear, peach, and apricot orchards and every few miles was a fruit stand or a processing plant.  As we headed east, the terrain changed, opened up to low, rolling hills and many wheat fields and a few small towns along the way.  Spokane was not a lot of fun to drive through, as US-2 is a main north/south route and traffic was heavy and there were a lot of stop and go lights.

The KOA-Newport/Diamond Lake is about 35 miles north of Spokane, about 90 miles south of the Canadian border and about 15 miles west of the Idaho border. It is a Thousand Trails park with a KOA franchise and we have one of the six full hookup sites that is spacious and tucked back in the pine trees.  We walked around the park and took one of the nature paths to the lake and it was a very nice walk.

I am in desperate need of a haircut, so I made an appointment at an Ulta beauty salon in North Spokane, so we combined that with grocery shopping and a few other errands today.