We have been at this rv park Jantzen Beach, nowhere near the beach and doesn't even have a sign with its name on the road. We found it by accident. Cloudy and rainy when we pulled in and cloudy and rainy when we pulled out 3 days later. We had a very narrow spot and didn't even take the car out because of the nasty weather.
YAKIMA VALLEY, WASHINGTON, JUNE 18TH
We never saw a sign for hway 97 but got here anyway, it just took a little longer. We are at the Suntides Rv Park next to the Suntides Golf Course. We have a very nice site, long and wide with lovely grass and pretty plum trees on our site. The weather is gorgeous, sunny and in the high 70's to 80's. What a wonderful weekend for the 3 day corvette event we are going to participate in. It is called a Vettebration and 77 cars will be there for all parts of wa, bc, even Texas. The first day here which is Wednesday, we meet some real nice neighbors and they invite us to have bbq dinner with them, what a nice way to start our trip in Washington. The next nite Thurs. we go to the Red Lion Hotel in town where the corvette club has a hospitality room and register for the event. Then we go over to the Chevrolet dealership which is sponsoring the show and they give us a beautiful steak and chicken dinner with all the sides, and all the wine, beer, any beverage you wish. We participate in the 50/50, if you win one half goes to charity and the other is yours and Joel buys $20 worth of tickets. Guess what, we won, it was $177 and Joel took out his $20, took another $20 to double his bet and gave the rest to their charity, which is Kids Wishes and Dreams. They were all amazed.
Today is Fri. the 20th and we are at the car show at Sarge Hubbard County Park, a beautiful park with grassy fields to park in. At noon, they judged the cars and we were given a wonderful lunch of pasta with meat sauce and chicken alfredo and salad and rolls. It was delicious. Then we hung around to see the trophies given out. Afterwards we went back to the rig to rest and then at 5pm we went back to the hotel to line up with the other vettes to caravan over to the Yakima Speedway. They let us all on the track to race 4 laps. The grandstands were full of cheering people. We race around real fast, smoked our brakes, whee, took pics and videos. Put up your volume to hear the cars and me screaming. After that we went back to the hotel and had a pizza and salad party and lots of delicious cakes made just for this occasion. At about 8pm we went to cruise on Yakima Avenue, with lots of other classic cars. They only do this cruise 2 or 3 times a year and the people come out in droves to watch and line the streets with chairs. Lots of fun, went back to rig and fell into bed like a rock.
Well, it is Sunday morning and we are on our way back to hotel at 9am to compete in a road rally. They give us written instructions, street names, write down names and numbers of things along the road and we have to fill it all out. It takes approximately 40 miles. Loads of fun. We end up at one of the corvette club members houses and they treat us to all our leftovers for lunch .
Also we did the poker run. It costs $5 to enter and you stop at various points in the rally and get playing cards, 5 in all. Whoever gets the best hand wins the pot and guess what, we won. We had 3 kings. We won $100, I guess this was our lucky weekend. We had a wonderful 3 days with great people and hope to come back next year. Right now I am doing laundry and then we will go food shopping and out to eat. Tomorrow we leave for Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Pictures of the snow covered peaks on Chinook Pass
Aren't these pics lovely
I make my first snowball in 50 years
Corvettes on the grass
Beautiful lake in the park
The videos are of the speedway race we were in.
Turn up volume to hear my reaction
Our special spot
You have to watch this small video below to hear the sound