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Leg 4 - Boise to Prosser, WA

And why wouldn’t we stay an extra day at the Wine Country RV Park on Merlot Dr?

Our drive to Prosser was almost perfect. We left the park and had to drive right by NIFC (National Interagency Fire Center). That’s important because I had the opportunity to have some meetings here while working with the National Park servces on an IBM project and our daughter-in-law works for BLM in Wildfire Management. NIFC is the place to go for training.

The only downside on the drive was that we constantly drove into heavy wind. The weather was great (except for a surprising snow shower). The rolling hills were beautiful and the climb through the Cascades was spectacular.

04-19 Rolling hills
We anticipated taking an extra day to relax and enjoy the area. And when we arrived, we found that the campground manager was embarking on a similar venture heading to Soldotna to work at the Flying W RV Park. They are leaving in a couple of weeks though.

This area has grown from 12 wineries 6 years ago to 34 today. We went to the Airfield Estates Winery a quarter of a mile from our camp site. The winery was gorgeous and the wine tasting and tour were excellent. It was relaxed, non-pretentious and pleasant in a classy environment.

The day’s rest was superb but not long enough. We are off for Lynden, WA tomorrow. This will put us a few miles from the Samas border crossing so we will take the opportunity to get ready for the Canada portion of the journey.