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North Cascades National Park - Beatty Family Pacific Northwest Trip 2015 Part Five EL FINAL

Highway 20 through the North Cascades in northern Washington is one of the most beautiful roads I've ever traversed. Our drive went smoothly as we headed out into lush green forests along the sparkling Skagit River, and when Tootie needed a bathroom break we made a most serendipitous stop at Cascadian Farms.
We buy their products frequently but I couldn't have imagined a more picturesque homeplace for their farm. We enjoyed walking through the vibrant flower gardens and picking out a few goodies from the roadside stand, including fresh snap peas and a delicious homemade organic blueberry ice cream cone. We had been eating so many berries on this trip that we bought the book Jamberry as a souvenir; the girls adore it. 

We were second to arrive at Newhalem Campground in North Cascades right after Joey and Em, and we got right out and rejoiced at our cozy rustic beautiful little home for the last three days of our trip. It breaks my heart that all these campgrounds and most of t…