The weather couldn’t have been much better and the back drop for our Memorial Day weekend camping trip left plenty to capture through the lens! The sun was out in force but the cool breeze coming in off the coast kept the high temps at bay – it was truly a perfect Pacific Northwest day when we arrived in Birch Bay, WA!
Our good friends Rob and Ondine (they say “hi”, by the way!) invited us to tag along with them as they took their 1977 Commander Class A 22′ motor home out for possibly one last excursion before putting it up for sale. This thing was AWESOME! Decked out completely in 1970’s brown shag carpet and all, this retro hotbox on wheels was to be our temporary home for the weekend. There was orange, cream, and brown everywhere! Remember hating those color combinations when you were a kid? Funny how age makes you appreciate things you’ve once loathed when younger. A working kitchen, an updated media/entertainment system, and plumbing meant we weren’t too far away from the creature comforts we’re used to. Definitely not the hard-core campers here!
We were very excited to have picked up two new bikes prior to this trip, along with the necessary hardware needed to haul them on our VW Golf. Neither of us had been on a bike in over a decade but with all the trails available to us in the Seattle area, it was ridiculous not to have them. With bikes and bags packed, we were all ready for the weekend ahead! We settled ourselves in at the Birch Bay RV Resort then were off to explore and spend just about the entire weekend outdoors. The resort was literally minutes from the beach front where we spent a good portion of our time, and where just about all of our weekend’s pictures were taken. Let us know what you think! (More here.)