Ditching the mainstream in their Airstream

Dry Falls Park Sign with kids
June 26, 2015
Earlier this month, Heather, her husband and their two kids age 7 and 4 sold their 2,000-square foot house and nearly all their possessions and moved into a 180-square foot Airstream to travel the country for a year. Heather is chronicling their travels in her blog,TakeThatExit.com. She graciously let us excerpt her recent report and photos from Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park.

We just spent four days, three nights at Dry Falls-Sun Lakes State Park, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. The drive from Lake Wenatchee State Park was only a few hours, but lots of elevation changes (read: big hills) which made me a little nervous towing the trailer. Our truck managed the hills fine, but it was my nerves that needed a break by the time we rolled into Sun Lakes.

Silver camper
We had a back-in spot, spot 63, in campground E. It’s the farthest from the lake and set up for larger RVs and trailers. We were really happy with our spot – it had a big patch of grass that was shared by all the campsites in the loop. Since we were there over the weekend, every campsite was full, and our kids had lots of fun playing with other kids at the park. As a mom, this always makes me happy. Knowing that we moved away from “home” but that my kids are making friends all across the country – and get social interaction with other kids their ages.
Child climbing on rock

Our campsite was surrounded by beautiful terrain and amazing skylines. But we heard there were rattlesnakes – new to us Western Washington folk – so we didn’t venture into the shrubs too much. There was a BIG rock across the road from our campground that we’d let the kids climb, with careful supervision. My son, especially, loved climbing the big rock.
Our camp site was in the official state park but it’s next to Sun Lakes Park Resort, and that’s where you’ll find a lot of the “extracurricular” lake activities.

Want to read more? Heather’s Sun Lakes / Dry Falls report continues here.

Keep tabs on Heather and her family’s great adventure!
Originally from Olympia, WA, Heather and her family decided to get out of the fast lane, ditch the 9-to-5 and enjoy the view. Follow their journey at TakeThatExit.com.

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