This was the first time I have ever stayed in Kampgrounds of America (KOA), world’s largest system of privately held campgrounds. We stayed in Lynden/Bellingham KOA. It has a full service providing power, water, dump, bathrooms and showers. It also has a beautiful pool and free Wi-Fi. For a fee, you can also enjoy a campfire. The campground has three lakes where you can cast a line.
Campsites were closely located under the canopy of tall trees and along the lakes. There were playgrounds for kids and mini-golf course. All kinds of RVs, trailers, and tents filled the campgrounds. Lynden is a gateway to the San Juan Islands and Mount Baker. We were overwhelmed with unpacking, organizing stuffs, buying items, and upgrading our new trailer. So we didn’t get a chance to explore much of the scenery. Dutch heritage can be seen from the windmill theme of the coffee shop and inn. On our way from dinner the first night, we had a glimpse of the majestic rosy peak of Mt Baker in sunset. The view was breathtaking.
Our neighbor was an old guy from Florida and was traveling in a big RV with his dog Po. He will spend the summer in this area and go to Florida for winters. Kids were having fun dipping into the pool, riding bikes, swinging and playing. Adults were walking their dogs, caring their RVs. Bathing suits and towels were hung on the drying rack. The smell of barbecue was filled in the air in the evenings. Families gathered around campfires. It was cool down to the 50s in the evenings. We turned on the heat in the mornings to test it. The heat warmed up the trailer quickly. We came upon a cool classic van towing an old trailer by the campground office when we headed out yesterday.
Life is simple for RVers. We are back to the basics and enjoy the simple life.