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The two RV Gypsies
in Long Beach, Washington
July 23-24, 2013

The two RV Gypsies parked their RV at Encore Thousand Trails RV Resorts in Long Beach, Washington. As usual with Thousand Trails, they got to pick their own site, which is nice. This is the first time that the two RV Gypsies saw back-to-back sites. Long sites were divided by a horizontal line and each RV backed into the site from opposite sides, being careful not to take up any of the other RV's space. Each space had both a 50 amp and a 30 amp electric hook-up. The first RV in the long site gets to pick the amperage they want. The RV of the two RV Gypsies stuck out into the road just a touch. They picked that site because it was right across from an empty field where they could park their toad. No park Wi-Fi at sites. About 5 TV stations came in. Once again, there was beach access right from the park.

the RV of the two RV Gypsies in Washington state
the toad of the two RV Gypsies - a  Ford Pickup

importantUpon check-in, the two RV Gypsies were given a full page paperwork on tsunamis and what to do if they felt an earthquake, because a wave as high as 30 feet could reach this park and Long Beach within 30 minutes after the first shake is felt. SCARY STUFF!

The two RV Gypsies took a walk to the beach, via park access.

Access to the beach from the Thousand Trails campground

Two signs at the entrance to the beach from the campground - No swimming on this beach !!!!

sign: Caution bear seen on property
warning sign - no swimming

Just a few feet onto the trail and Karen told Lee to look just a bit to the side of the trail because the mist from the beach was rolling in and hiding the view. So Lee took some pictures.

Karen Duquette sees the mist coming towards her
the nearby mist

The two RV Gypsies on the trail from the campground to the ocean.

Karen Duquette on the trail from the campground to the ocean.
Lee Duquette on the trail from the campground to the ocean

After walking the narrow dirt trail, the two RV Gypsies came to a paved trail and a jogging/bicycle path that horizontally crossed over between the two paths. At the end of the paved path, the two RV Gypsies reached the beach and Lee noticed that the sand was soft and black in color.

the second part of the path to the ocean and beach
Lee notices that the sand is soft and black.

Karen Duquette liked the tracks and designs in the dark colored sand

Karen likes the tracks and designs in the dark colored sand
Karen likes the tracks and designs in the dark colored sand

Suddenly the sand was no longer black in color. Below, Karen Duquette stood where the trail met the actual beach. It was windy and cold- maybe about 50 degrees.

Karen standing where the trail meets the actual beach

The two RV Gypsies snapped a picture of themselves on the beach before heading back up to trail to the warm RV.

The two RV Gypsies on the beach and quite cold
panorama of the beach and ocean

laughing clipart dudeOn the trail, Lee Duquette decided to play Indian with a feather he found.

Lee Duqette decides to play Indian

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