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Olympic Peninsula Adventure

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From La Conner Thousand Trails RV & Camping Resort, we drove to Coupeville Ferry Terminal. We were on the standby lane and didn't get on the first Ferry but we got on the next one. But because of that, we were able to explore Fort Casey State Park. Here's the link to that adventure A Ferry Ride to Port Townsend From Coupeville  When we arrived at Port Townsend it was late in the afternoon so we decided to spend a night in the area. We drove to Port Angeles and checked in at the Riviera Inn. Nothing special with the Inn but it was clean, cheap, and it suffice our need for the night. The next day, we checked out early from the Inn, got our breakfast, then head up Hurricane Ridge Olympic National Park. We stopped at the Overlook-Victoria B.C. From there I made a reservation for the Ferry back to Coupeville. The Ferry was full until the 5:15pm sailing time, so I went ahead and made that reservations.  We had a nice drive up to Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center.  Here's the lin

The Natural Bridge of Death Valley National Park in California

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Natural Bridge was our fourth stop on our journey to Death Valley National Park. Our timing to visit Natural bridge was just right. It was sunny but not hot, breezy but not cold. The trail up to the bridge was not crowded, in fact there were only a couple ahead of us and then we met a couple from Fairbanks Alaska on their way back to the parking lot, it was so cool meeting them.  The hike to the bridge was great, a slight incline but on a wide gravel road. The walk to the Natural Bridge is only 0.3 of a mile (about a 10 minute walk) and just few more steps past the bridge is the Dry Waterfall.  My 8 year old son had a hard time getting to the dry waterfall but he made it. On our way back to the parking lot was an easy walk downhill and the views are beautiful looking over the valleys, the mountains, and the salt flats.  Getting from Badwater Rd to the Natural Bridge is about 1.5 miles of gravel road. The parking lot is okay with restroom and information sign. Natural Bridge was our 4th

Exploring the Lowest Point in North America, the Badwater Basin Salt Flats in Death Valley National Park California

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Badwater Basin Salt Flats in Furnice Creek road is about 140 miles from Las Vegas. But since our journey did not start from Las Vegas, we had a shorter drive. We only drove about 76 miles from Pahrump, Nevada to Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park California . Badwater Basin was our third stop on this adventure. We've explored Zabriskie Point and Devils Golf Course before coming here.  It was a great time for us to come and visit this place (January)  the sunshine warms the cool breeze made it so easy to walk and explore the area. We enjoyed our time  there, exploring the area, walking on the salt flats, seeing salt crystal in the water,  and being in the lowest point in North America is amazing. The Sea Level sign on the mountain side was nice.   Please watch our video below...way down below to learn more about Badwater Basin and see our little exploration.   Please check the other places we've explored on our journey to Death Valley National Park.  5. Artist Drive an

Exploring Zabriskie Point

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 It was a great time to visit and explore Zabriskie Point, a little bit chilly but not crowded. From Pahrump, Nevada to Zabriskie Point parking lot in Death Valley National Park California is about 56 miles. It was an easy nice drive to there. We saw some wild horses on the way and that was cool.  Zabriskie Point is our first stop in our journey to Death Valley National Park Californiae.  A short uphill walk to the viewpoint on a pavement path offers a stunning panoramic views of the landscape all around. Even though it was not sunrise nor sunset when we arrived at Zabriskie Point, we still enjoyed the beauty of area. It's very easy to get here and it's a must stop. Watch our little video to learn about the area and see more of the Zabriskie Point.  Please check the other places we've explored on our journey to Death Valley National Park.  5. Artist Drive and Artist's Palette  4.  Natural Bridge  3.  Badwater Basin/Salt Flat   2.  Devils Golf Course  1.  Zabriskie Point