At Milepost 75, along Highway 101 between Raymond and Aberdeen, in the Evergreen State known as Washington, sits the Artic RV Park & Tavern. Make that major emphasis on the park factor. We found this little gem last year after another quick stop in Lincoln City, followed by an expensive stop at Costco in Astoria for 6 new house batteries for our motorhome, which Howard proceeded to install in the parking lot. But I digress.
|We enjoy an early evening fire|
Immediately upon entering the trail you encounter the river and a Pacific Northwest temperate rain forest, walking through a world of lush mosses, ferns and lichens that cover and drip from logs, trees and undergrowth.
The large garden is shared with guests and produces enough berries, seasonal vegetables, herbs and flowers for all to savor. We enjoyed just picked carrots, beets, sweet onions, lettuces, raspberries and blueberries...and Dahlias! Tomatoes were ripening on the vine, apple trees laden for fall harvest, corn, squash, kale and so much more.
Our two nights' stay turned into 5, never once missing television due to the trees having grown just enough to block our satellite dome. We decided wisely not to tackle the Olympic NP during weekend rush, plus receiving the good news that friends Earl and Gail were stopping by on their way home from Port Townsend and we would all enjoy the steak dinner special at the tavern Friday night
|Loved this pic of the front porch with dahlias from the garden|