boys night out 6/22 – 6/23 2016

Boys night out, just my son, Cody and I on this quick trip to Yakima Washington. I needed to take my camper to the Adventurer factory for a quick repair and Cody is out of school for the summer. Joanne could not get Thursday off so just the boys on this trip.

Joanne dropped Cody off at my work the end of my work day and Cody and I set off towards Yakima for the night. We ended up stopping for the night at Priest Rapids Recreation Area. It was a fantastic place and with the exception of the camp host, we were alone.  The sites have no hook ups but are spacious and great. There is trash service and clean pit bathrooms along with a swimming area and boat launch.

the campground

the campground

campground info

campground info

our spot for the night

our spot for the night

I cooked up a quick dinner for us both then we took a short walk to seek out 3 geocaches nearby. We found all three then returned to camp. It was a beautiful night and I ended up sitting in my chair outside until 11 PM.

Cody at the swimming area

Cody at the swimming area

the hills were amazing along the mighty Columbia river

the hills were amazing along the mighty Columbia river

Cody and I

Cody and I

a morning visitor at camp

a morning visitor at camp

The night was very peaceful and we were well rested for the day. We started out early as we had to be at the factory at 8 AM and we still had an hour drive to get there. We arrived right on time and was surprised to hear that after they looked at the camper they said “we will be done in a half hour”. Wow, we expected it to take all day. So we waited there and took a tour of the brand new Eagle Cap 1200 camper. Whoa, what a camper! Very nice and soon my mouth was salivating with the thoughts of that sitting on my truck. We still have a few years of our current camper before it will be upgraded though. They finished the work on the camper and we said our thank yous, and goodbyes to the staff. Thank you once again to the crew at Adventurer for such outstanding service!

Cody and I then spent the day in Yakima doing a few things. We found a couple more geocaches and made a stop at Los Hernandez Tamales, awesome food and we took a dozen asparagus tamales home with us.   We then made a stop at a store then had lunch. After lunch we went to the family fun center at the west end of Yakima. There we drove a go cart, played mini golf, rode bumper boats and played games.

Cody at the mini golf course

Cody at the mini golf course

After our time was done at the fun center it was time to head home. I had to work on Friday so off we went. The drive went by without any issues and soon we were home. While it was a quick trip, it was fantastic to spend some time as just the boys.

 

boys night out 6/22 – 6/23 2016

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