So, after the parties ended, after I hit the wall and couldn’t pack or think or do anything, we finally left St. Charles on Saturday, September 7th. (Of course, that took some time as a bird and two dogs had to get boarded, AND cat’s dishes had to be filled AND the toilet seats down because I have this fear of cats falling into the toilet)
We drove on I-90 due west and went to Gillette Wyoming, Missoula Montana, and on to Seattle. We passed through Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho and Washington. We took about a billion pictures. I’d like to show them all, but I think I’ll just give the highlights-
South Dakota had some fine rest stops
and Dave really got into it.
He was not into Lewis and Clark, however. Not so much in MN and WI I guess, but in the northwest, Lewis and Clark were really somebody. And, apparently, in SD too.
Otherwise, Day one was fairly flat.
Except for the dinosaur at Wall Drugs. At place I refuse to stop.
There was a “….the hell?” moment
Yeah. That was something. Not really sure what. But something, coming right on out of the ground.
It seems, also, that the west, once we got there, was on fire. We didn’t see any fire, but we saw a LOT of smoke.
That’s smoke haze, not a foggy picture. When we got to Missoula, we couldn’t even see Missoula, because it was covered with smoke.
There were some nice places though-
We left Montana in the AM
Idaho mid morning-clouds, but no rain
Eastern Washington by late AM, early noonish
It was quite the dust storm there-see it behind the horses
Columbia Gorge-early afternoon
Up through the Cascades-
And Tacoma by 3:30. With no pictures of our arrival. None at all. I think I was driving is why.
And although it was so busy when we got here, we did manage a little walk around the golf course by the sound.
Dave left a week ago, and I surely miss him, and my little doggies and kitties-
It is awfully nice, though, to be able to run around here on Saturday mornings
And I am going back tomorrow.
Oh, and I lasted one week of new job. I really like it-and can see the challenges ahead. I sure hope the house sells soon so we can all be back together.
In the meantime-happy trails!
And more about my job and my knitting meet up (this weekend-exciting times ahead) next week.