Our last trip of the summer resulted in a few warranty issues with our RV. Last week we were finally able to take her in for some repairs. Warranty work is never fun but I have to say Camping World in Burlington is really quick to get you in and out. We dropped the RV off on a Thursday and got to go over the new Skagit River Bridge. The bridge looked a whole lot better then it did in May! 🙂 We had a list about a mile long of things(mostly minor) that needed repairing. The biggest being that our faucet on the kitchen sink came off. The other issues were simply trim and cosmetic stuff. Several pieces of trim were warped and falling off. We also have a warped dinette table that we hope to replace when we put her away for the season(they had to order the table). While we are happy with our Sprinter our Jayco didn’t have near as many problems as this one. There is a noticeable quality difference in the two trailers. Our trailer was ready to go on Friday afternoon and as soon as the kids got out of school we headed on up to pick her up.
After we picked up the trailer at Camping World we headed out for a 20 minute drive to what we now call our home away from home campground, Pioneer Trails RV Park in Anacortes. We were going through some camping withdrawals as it had been almost a month since we were last out. We also wanted to do some work, and restock supplies as we are heading out next week for a 4 day weekend at the beach at Grayland State Park for our last trip of the year. Pioneer Trails is perfect for that and is almost always our first trip of the season and our last. They are an hour away from home, have all the amenities you need, and the friendliest owners you’ll ever meet.
On Saturday we headed into La Conner, a short drive from the campground to check out the local shops, and another brew pub. We lucked out with the weather it was cool but sunny. La Conner is right on the Swinomish Channel a saltwater channel connecting Padilla Bay with Skagit Bay. It is also one of three access points to Puget Sound. The downtown area is filled with quaint shops from local craftsman and artists as well as several restaurants. It is also home to several museums including the Skagit Valley Historical Museum. We had lunch at the La Conner Brewery and it was fantastic. The food was amazing! The wood fire pizza and paninis are out of this world. It was a nice stop for our short weekend.
After our trip to town we headed back to camp and simply relaxed in the trailer for the rest of the evening watching the Huskies lose to the Ducks :(. Later on we watched Season 6 of the Big Bang Theory. Sometimes it’s nice to have a camping trip that is just about hanging out as a family not doing much of anything. We left early Sunday morning to get home on time to watch the Seahawks. It was great to only have an hour drive home we were unloaded in no time. Now we gear up for our last trip of the year. Our family and friends are taking over an entire loop at Grayland. It will for certain be a great time for the finale of the year.
- Campground Review: Lake Wenatchee State Park
- Campground Review: Pioneer Trails RV Resort