We met our friends Larry and Sharon (who will be our travel guides and companions as we drive through Canada to Alaska) at Hood Canal. It is a fjord forming the western lobe of Puget Sound in the state of Washington. Hood Canal is not a canal in the sense of being a man-made waterway—it is a natural waterway. The campground was right on the water and absolutely beautiful (first picture is sunrise from our campsite). They and their friends Ken and Kay had a delicious dinner of smoked salmon with a wonderful cream sauce and pasta and fresh salad waiting for us. How great is that?
The next day, we stopped at Chateau Ste. Michelle to visit a mutual friend Gwenn and her cute dog Crosby who are spending the summer in Seattle. Chateau Ste. Michelle is Washington’s oldest winery and is known for its highly claimed Chardonnay and Merlot. After a delicious picnic lunch with wine (we had to drink the wine because we were almost at our limit of what we could take into Canada), Don found out the Red Hook Brewery was across the street. Luckily, we still had room in our limit for one more six pack.