Crossing the Cascades

We awoke this morning much later than any other day on our trip.  I guess knowing that we don’t have that far to go has made us slow down a bit.  The day was clear and beautiful, and we could hear the low hum of milions of megawatts of power being generated just across the … Continue reading Crossing the Cascades

Grand Coulee

Last night it struck us that we have to drive back.  With that realization, we decided that we wanted to stay still as long as possible, so we decided to stick to the interstates and get to Samish Island a day earlier. We headed north out of West Yellowstone at 7:00 AM.  The road briefly … Continue reading Grand Coulee

West, then North

I didn’t go into much detail about yesterday’s trek.  The view from the interstate doesn’t change much as long as the land is flat.  McDonald’s, outlet malls, and service stations all look the same, regardless of the state.  I’m re-reading William Least Heat Moon’s Blue Highways.  On old maps, minor roads were shown as blue.  … Continue reading West, then North

West by Northwest

It was hot and humid in Greenville, and we were anxious to get somewhere cooler.  After a brief moment of panic, first last night, then today, we found that our array of toys and travel goodies actually did fit into the car.  So, at 7:25 AM, we said goodby to the cats, loaded up with … Continue reading West by Northwest