Tuesday, July 3, 2007

We have arrived in Lynden, Washington

Location, Lynden, WA

Our drive today was only about 110 miles so a 9:15 start was just fine. We drove north on Hwy 203 to Monroe then north again on Hwy 9. Both of these are secondary roads which go through small towns with lots of flowers and greenery. There are stop lights and small hills but neither of these are a real bother. Although slower, it really is a lot nicer to drive the back roads.

We did make a midmorning stop at a Haagens Market for a bathroom break and coffee for Clyda. Haagens is a really upscale market with everything you could wish for in a grocery store including a café.

Lunch was at a highway rest stop South of Bellingham on I-5. The trip through Bellingham was slow because it was the lunch hour and construction all the way to Lynden. We arrived at Hidden Valley RV Park on Hwy 539, The Guide Meridian, about 12:45 PM. We had made reservations weeks ago because this is a small park. They had been full this past weekend with lots of Canadians on holiday for Canada Day. We heard that the wait times at Canadian border crossings were 3 hours or more.

We have a pull through site on grass with full hookups, cable TV and 1 hour a day of free Wi-fi for $165 per week.

We are about 4 miles from Clyda’s sister so drove over for the afternoon and stayed for dinner.