An early departure from Redmond, OR for Brazel's RV Repair in Centralia, WA to have needed repairs and maintenance on our Bounder with 100,000 miles and going into our 11th year of travel. Our good friends Jim and Gloria whom we met several years ago at McChord AFB campground recommended them to us.
|Brazel RV Park|
|Huge Spruce Tree|
Our drive took us up 97 to 26 to 205 and IH5..about 250 miles. We made the appointment back in January. They have a nice campground with E/W and dump station.
After checking in we drove down to see the Borst Blockhouse located in a park behind Safeway. The fort was erected in 1856 by Captain Francis Goff and five soldiers for protection of the Chehalis River crossing and storage of supplies needed by the troops engaged in the Washington Indian Wars. After the wars, Joseph bought it from the government for $500 and used it as a granary. It was moved in 1922 to its present site in Riverside Park.
The iHome went in for repairs and was brought back around 5PM with more work tomorrow. John decided to add some additional repairs. So appears we will be able to leave on Thursday for Coyote Run RV Park in Connell,WA. We had wanted to stay at Fairchild AFB in Spokane, but they have not reopened campground. Our 2nd choice was Moses Lake, but no space as this is a holiday weekend. Fortunately I was able to secure space at Coyote Run for 3 nights.
LIst of Repairs:
Transmission Service..drain fluid, install new filter and gasket
Replace fuel filter
Brake fluid flush..test for leaks
Replace rear brakes (we had front last Oct)
Rear brake rotor,Caliphers,Seal, pads etc
Front and Rear Koni Shocks
Thank you Brazel for your good service and sure we will be seeing you again in the future.
A 250 mile drive via IH 5 to 18 to IH 90 in the driving rain for most of the trip, we arrived at Coyote Run. In my opinion the only decent park in the area. Nice pull thru with FHU. We depart on the 24th for Deer Lodge,MT and Indian Creek RV until the 30th.
|Snow on the Mountains and Rain|
|Crossing the Columbia|
After trying to secure reservations at Mayport Naval Base in Jacksonville, McDill AFB in Tampa and Pensacola Blue Angel RV park, we have decided to forgo Florida and continue on to MS from Tupelo. A huge disappointment.