Today’s drive began in sinuous mountain roads through astounding rocks of all sizes, where pine trees and other plants appear to be thriving on stone alone. It is amazing to see all the life and greenery growing right out of the granite. And the fresh air–what a relief from the sticky hot humidity of the Midwest.
It was thrilling to cross the Continental Divide yesterday and to go through three states today: from Montana to Idaho and finally Washington, our destination. Eastern Washington is sort of a let down, after all those soaring vistas. See below, for a typical scene.
We could have powered through and arrived this evening in Seattle, but it’s all set up for our arrival tomorrow so we checked into our motel in Moses Lake, went out for a picnic by the lake in the cool breezy air, and took Honey Girl for a long walk. Moses lake is pretty–lots of lakefront property. Kudos to Michael’s Bistro and Deli for an excellent veggie sandwich!
I ended the day with an ice cream cone–a rare treat. By the time I walked back through the parking lots to the Ramada from McDonald’s, it was dripping down my arm just like it should be doing. Delicious!
Oh, and did I mention that Honey Girl quite likes these motel beds?