The small GilGal RV Park in Sequim, Washington (Sequim pronounced “S’kwim) is not necessarily a resort destination, but what makes it special are the people who come here year after year, stay long-term and have developed a close-knit family. Yet, they still welcome all new visitors to the park, including us staying short-term. (Owners, Peter and Dawn, are shown in the picture to the left.) Last night the camp hosts organized a large feast of fresh local Dungeness crab. The big common kitchen tables were wrapped with disposable brown paper and tools were distributed to everyone to crunch crab shell and pick out the meat. So much fun! Everyone laughed, got to know each other and ate lots and lots of crab.
And we have found Sequim residents overall are interesting, not just those staying in the park—coming from all over the U.S. to retire in this beautiful area. From all walks of life, a former professional opera singer, Los Angeles firefighter, a missile designer for the military, a World War II pilot and prisoner of war, a professional dancer (the real dancer in the movie, Flashdance), live-aboard boaters who have sailed the world and the list goes on. They all have fascinating stories to tell.
Without much effort, it has been easy to make friends here. We have met these people from the golf courses, the RV park and we have met friends of friends.
Honestly, in all our RV travels, we have met the most interesting people. The sights in this country are wonderful to see, but just as wonderful are the people you meet along the way. Everyone having a good time and just as eager to hear your story.