What’s that you say? A travel trailer that’s what! After months of debating we concluded our camping days were not behind us yet and so we got ourselves a trailer – specifically an R Pod.
Light and compact, complete with small kitchen, bed, and bath, it seemed the perfect fit for camping in the Great Northwest and we took it for its maiden voyage this week. A shakedown of sorts and I will tell you later how it (and we ) fared. But first let me show you the wonderful sights at Silver Springs Campground, an easy 2 hour drive south just outside the Sunrise entrance to Mt Rainier National Park.
First, the trees! Wonderful old growth forest of Douglas-fir, cedar and western hemlock provided the setting, as fragrant as they are beautiful, and that my friend is why we camp.
A River and a Spring
The campground sits along the milky White River, the source of which is Emmons Glacier on Mt. Rainier nearby. Some sites are next to the river, ours was not.
But it didn’t matter for we found a smaller, bubbly stream behind our site that flowed throughout the campground.
We discovered its source, ‘Silver Springs’ (hence the name of the campground) on our evening walk just after sunset.
Isn’t it charming? We thought so. But that’s enough about the campground for now. The next question is: how did we do??
Oh sure, we learned lots of other things about operating the trailer but I won’t bore you with them. The bottom line is that we’re happy to have it and look forward to more trips this summer. I’ll share more pictures from our adventure at Mt Rainier in my next post. Stay tuned.