Thursday, October 01, 2015

A Day in the Trailerhood

Today was a "down day," or as Stacia says, "A day in the trailerhood. Get it?"

We find about every 7 - 10 days we need a down day. We did have to move our spot for the  night....but we also did laundry, Michael ran errands (hair cut), relaxed, and completed a "mega school day."  (This allows us to have history/science/field trip days for 2 - 3 days a week).

In the relaxing category would be FISHING. Lake Pleasant is a Wildlife Sanctuary. Guests are allowed to fish for big mouth bass, but must release them. It's on private property so no license is needed. Stacia and Michael went fishing in the a.m. and caught TWO fish.  They all went fishing this evening and caught one more. Michael hooked it and Stacia brought it in.

 We finally made it to the Lynnwood Chick Fil A. I believe, and I AM being unbiased, this is the nicest Chick Fil A I've been in. I'd be curious to see if the other two in this region (Bellevue and Tacoma) are the same design. There were many things which I could tell were a nod to the local area.  They made me a VEGAN wrap - wrap minus the chicken and cheese, and added in roasted corn. It was YUMMY. Did you know you can BUY the CFA sauce - 8 oz for under $2? You can at Lynnwood. I hear from a birdie that Kale Super Salads will be out "soon." I seriously wish we lived closer to CFAs so I could EAT there. Before today, I took the kids to ate but didn't eat myself. LOL
Debra, the night manager, saw that Josiah was going to give us a back stage tour and asked if she could do it instead.  She did a good job. It was fun to see the behind the scenes story. I especially loved that they cut and make their own salads and fruit salads....that they filet and bread their own's FRESH and real food.
It was fun to see Josiah settled in his new job at the new restaurant.

Hiouchi RV Resort

I committed to review the campgrounds we stay in - and I haven't reviewed Hiouchi yet.  IF you'd like to see more photos of Hiouchi and area, our latest stay was 13 Sept - 25 Sept. You can click through the blog archive.

Hiouchi RV Resort is located off Hwy 199 in a park-like setting.  It is about 9 miles from Crescent City, CA. We have come to learn the full-hook up RV spots are SPACIOUS by RV standards. The A, B and D loops all border nice fields.

The space behind our site on D Loop
The park has wifi (which we found was on a couple of hours a day), a fish-cleaning station, a water lily/duck pond complete with ducks, a clubhouse, propane, horseshoe pits,  newly remodeled laundry house, level pull-throughs, basketball court, a big concrete fire ring for campfires and a friendly staff. The restrooms and showers are spacious and clean - though you do have to use token for them. Our experimenting shows it to be .25 for 3.5 minutes. We have NEVER stayed here where Hiouchi was 100% full - but it could happen at the height of fishing (Smith River) or Summer (Right in the Redwoods).
In easy walking distance you can reach the Hiouchi Hamlet (gas station and small grocery store) and Hiouchi Cafe (historical cafe with an awesome breakfast). A bit further and you can visit the Redwood Park  Information Center and Jed Smith Park. We found a family bike ride to Jed Smith State Park to be delightful.

We stayed during the "peak season," but by paying the weekly rate it was $31 a night.  Hiouchi RV Resort offers 10% discounts for AAA, Good Sam's, AARP and Escapees (though there seems to be some extra hoops to get this discount?). We have been given a military discount of 10% in the past, though it isn't listed.  They do list a fee for extra people (kid tax) but we've never been charged this fee.
In all honesty, I wouldn't call this a "resort" over a park. I'm still not quite sure what distinguishes the two but this doesn't seem fancier than the parks we've stayed in. I think a hot tub or pool makes it a resort. ::snort::  WE LOVE THIS PARK/RESORT. Michael's mother lives across the river. The area is full of hikes, bike-rides, Redwoods, Smith River fun, AND the Pacific Ocean with all the fun it provides is only 9 miles away.



Charge per person limited to 2 additional charges.


 30 amp camp site $37.00 (Non-Peak) and $43.00 (Peak)

 30/50 amp camp site $39.00 (Non-Peak) and $46.00 (Peak)

*Charge after first two people at $3 per person 

*Charge per extra vehicle/boat/cargo trailer at $2



 30 amp camp site $205.00 (Non-Peak) and $220.00  (Peak)

 30/50 amp camp site $215.00 (Non-Peak) and $240.00  (Peak)

*Charge after first two people at $8 per person

*Charge per extra vehicle/boat/cargo trailer at $5


 30 amp camp site $340.00 + electric (Non-Peak) and $390.00 + electric (Peak)

 30/50 amp camp site $340.00 + electric (Non-Peak) and $390.00 + electric (Peak)

*Additional charge after first two people at $15.00 per person. 

**Charge per extra vehicle/boat/cargo trailer at $10 


TENTS Daily at $22.00 

TENTS Daily W/ electric at $25.00 

STORAGE FEES at $55.00/month OR $2.00/day