Ben & Donna Barker (20884)
Washington State Directors
Ahhh, summer in the Pacific Northwest. Following a cool, and wet spring we are enjoying our time in what are traditionally very comfortable summer temperatures. We find ourselves at Birch Bay where the clam digging is abundant, and the salt air breezes keep us from having to run the air conditioner in our Newmar.
The Evergreen Aires rally is a success, and we all had a wonderful time in the beautiful Yakima Valley with all its fresh produce, cheeses and wine grapes. Our hosts surprised us all with personalized rally flags at our campsites, and we enjoyed a tour of the Yakima Valley College wine science center. Food and games also filled our days and evenings. Those of us that enjoy the fabric arts discovered the best quilt fabric store in the area and made several trips there to fill our fabric stashes. We met a wonderful couple from Florida that belong to NKK. They joined us for games and meals and are now members of our Evergreen Aires chapter. The excitement that culminated our stay was a large fire that raged at a nearby grain silo on our final night there. Not the kind of excitement that you want to see in this dry wildfire area, but exciting none the less.
Our caravan to the Newmar International rally was a great time with stops in Richland, Washington; Caldwell, Idaho; and Tremonton, Utah. Long days driving with not much time to stop along the way to see the sites, but well worth it to arrive at the rally early enough to volunteer for parking and the information table. We will have more to report on the rally in the next issue of Legacy.
Our upcoming travels will be taking us to Leavenworth ,Washington, the banks of the Columbia River, Washington, and the Coos Bay, Oregon area. We look forward to telling you about our adventures in the next issue also.