We made it back into Washington!
After a good nights’ sleep at a half-occupied campground, the car finished charging on level 1 around 9:00 am and we first headed out to the very corner of Oregon at the mouth of the Columbia river. It was fairly foggy so we couldn’t see much, other than a ship coming in.
Then we headed east along the southern side of the Columbia. We reached the little town of Westport and plugged in to the quick charger. While charging, we ate lunch at the Berry Patch restaurant, the host of the charger, which was great. Trish got distracted by their likely delicious jams, but I was able to drag her away without purchasing any. Whew!
When we left, the charger had finished and we took off. We finally crossed the river into Longview and then at Castle Rock turned toward our campground. We were a little early so we first checked out the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center. It was interesting but we didn’t want to pay $5 each for admissions, so we left after a short time and went to our campsite.
Camp here is quiet — there are few other campers around, and most of them seem to be retired couples with their motorhomes. We’ll cook up some sausages and head to bed. We’re plugged in to level 1 charging again, but it should finished by the time we leave.
Tomorrow we’ll be driving back up to the Seattle area and will stay with relatives on Whidbey Island. It’ll be a huge stretch of a drive to get from Tumwater to Everett without using a Blink charger, so we’ll stop at the Walgreens in Des Moines again to use the level 2 charger there, which is $0.49/kWh, a pricing model we agree with.