Friday, August 12, 2016
Welcome Back – I-5 Traffic Eats Us Alive
Not a good travel day on I-5 through the Seattle area, that is for sure! We left at 9:00, and got 200 miles in six and a half hours…and that was with 10 minute stop for gas, 10 minute stop for the dogs, and another 5 minute stop for me. That comes to around 35 mph average for the 200 mile trip. Combine bumper to bumper traffic with idiot drivers…I had it. And the 90 degree weather did not help any…it will take us time to get use to the heat again.
We are at Stan Hedwall Park in Chehalis, WA for two nights. We had thought about going up to Mount Rainier tomorrow, but not now. If it was a Tuesday or Wednesday, I think I would be up for it…but I just don’t want to fight the traffic. This is a city park, first come, self serve, $20 per night for power, water and four channel of Cable TV…so it will be a relaxing time. On Sunday, if we are up to it. we will head over to Tillamook, a 140 mile trip, where we will stay for 2 more nights back in 70 degree weather again.