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Monday, July 14, 2014

Airplane Camping at Priest Lake

Cavanaugh Bay on Priest Lake Idaho is unique in that there is a great grass strip right next to the resort.  Idaho loves its airports and it shows, this strip is so well maintained and welcoming for pilots.  Free Camping with Showers, Firewood, Refrigerator, Coffee and the caretaker was just an all-around great guy.  Also, running into like-minded aviation campers topped it all off.  We left Seattle about noon on Saturday and put all of Washington state under our wing landing in Idaho by 1:30 at Cavanaugh bay.   It is so great to leave one environment, and then be transformed into a completely different environment such a short time later.   There were some bumps around Grand Coulee, but that is to be expected midafternoon over eastern WA.  We set up camp and headed to grab a beer at Cavanaugh’s.  Ariel had a great time and took her first swim in the 90 degree weather.  We did need to get our food to go since they don’t let dogs on the deck, but it was just as good to eat the gourmet dinner by the fire as anywhere else.  Then the next morning we had the brunch before shooting back across the state after a quick stop in Sandpoint, ID and getting home before 1:00.  Overall a great weekend.

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