Two Days in the Rio Grande Gorge: Finding Solitude in Orilla Verde Recreation Area

Days 3-5 (August 2019) Orilla Verde Recreation Area in Rio Grande del Norte National Monument Camping in Orilla Verde Recreation Area In August 2018, we crossed the Rio Grand Gorge Bridge, stopping to walk the bridge and peer 650 feet down to the river below. For the past year I have been looking forward to returning … Continue reading Two Days in the Rio Grande Gorge: Finding Solitude in Orilla Verde Recreation Area

Larrabee State Park in Bellingham, WA

The scenic route north on Chuckanut Drive winds through farmland and up the side of Chuckanut Mountain, providing teaser views of the Salish Sea and San Juan Islands. Upon discovery of the sweet campground and shoreline at Larrabee State Park, we decide to stay here for four nights and explore the area. By the end of our time in Bellingham, I will find myself dreaming about a life here. 
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