Even thought we all got a good night’s sleep, it wasn’t without some problems. All of us suffered from the smoke from the forest fires. Glynda had problems with her eyes, I had a headache and sniffles, Laura was coughing, and we all had sinus problems. It was time to get out of here and complete this migration.
This was the shortest stretch of our trip. We were anxious to get to our new home, so we didn’t stop. The highlights were few, but here they are…
- As we packed the cars for the final stretch, folks in rodeo garb were getting ready to head to the fair grounds. It would have been cool to see the rodeo, but we were ready to get to the island
- The rolling hills near Ellensburg are similar to those we had crossed in Montana.
- The climb up to Snoqualmie Pass is fairly gradual. The other side drops through a spectacular gorge. There was quite a bit of road construction through this stretch.
- We had thought about visiting Snoqualmie Falls, but decided to stick to our route. We were all tired.
- Traffic picked up as we approached Seattle, then got crazy through Renton and Bellvue on I-405. On I-5 heading north it was stop and go almost all the way to Mount Vernon.
- We reached Samish Island about 12:30 local time. After catching our breath and unloading the cars we headed back into town for lunch and provisions. It was good to stop moving for awhile.
Mileage – 178.6 miles
Total Miles for the trip – 3186.4 miles
Here’s an interactive map of our journeys: