Kent and Carol - Mobile travel blog

Fair Grounds - some of the buildings

Outdoor Stadium

Thursday, June 7, 2007, we drove south around Seattle and then east on Interstate 90 to the little town of Ellensburg, Washington. This drive took us over the Cascade Mountain Range to the valley area of Eastern Washington State. While in the Cascade Mts. we spotted a large lake along side I-90 and we stopped to take a picture of the lake. I don't remember the name of the lake. This trip took us about four-hours to drive. At Ellensburg we decided to try out the fairgrounds for overnight parking. We have read in the RV books about the many people who use these types of facilities throughout the States and most of them have reported favorably about their stay. It seems most fairgrounds do welcome you if there are no activities going on at the time. The fairgrounds in Ellensburg were very nice. Well kept facilities with plenty of RV parking. We were parked across the street from the main buildings and arenas. They provide water and electricity (50 amp) for $15 a night. You have to use their dump station to empty your holding tanks. We have found that we can stay for 4 to 5 days before we need to empty the two tanks, even with taking quick showers. We decided to stay here for four nights and leave Monday the 11th. There were many activities going on at the fairgrounds. Thursday evening they were having the Lippazaern (sp) Stallions. I thought Carol would want to go see them but she did not. Friday afternoon they had a "schools out party" with lots of kids there. Saturday was the 4H kids, judging of their sheep and goats in the indoor arena and Sunday was the horse judging in the large outdoor arena. Sunday evening was a high school graduation party in one of the buildings. None of this activity bothered us and the only one we could really hear was the horse show in the outdoor arena, which went on from 8am to 3:30pm. The only way I knew some of the activities were going on was when I would walk Sadie around to investigate the area. I went over for a short time to watch the 4H kids on Saturday show their sheep and goats. They were all high school and below. The little kids about Devin and Brooke's age were cute and really "into it". I also went over a couple of times to watch portions of the horse show on Sunday, sort of like going to the American Royal in Kansas City but on a much smaller scale. When we were driving around town you could tell this was a real farm community with the farm stores etc. and see truckloads of hay being transported around. The area here is the flats between the Cascade mountains to the west and the Rockies to the east.

Monday, we are heading to Grand Coulee Dam in the Northeast portion of Washington.

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