We have landed safely in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho..
Our morning began before the sun was even up..try 330 am.
We were packed up and on the road before 430 and at the Duty Free before 530. Sure nice to travel when there is no traffic.
we purchased our two bottles of Disaronno, and headed for the inquisition at the border..
- turn your engine off
- give me the keys
- is this your jeep?
- is this your tent trailer?
- where are you going?
- how long?
- where do you work?..once again?
- dog food?
- what else do you have in there?.. as he peered in the windows with his flashlight
and then there was the token comment. have a nice holiday..
We travelled south on the I-5 until the 405 exit.
..we proceed east on the 405..traffic was okay..we moved right along admiring the views out the windshield..the mountains and the clouds made for an interesting sight..
..we also have a new ‘ride along’..his name is Bart the Bear..
He is from the ‘hood’!!..this is his first ride along and he really needs to move his head and get it out of the windshield photos!
the blue skies appeared by the time we got through all the mountain passes on the I-90..the highest elevation was at Snoqualmie Pass at 3022 feet..Elk Pass was 2359 feet and Ryegrass elevation was 2353 feet.
A bridge loomed on the horizon..the Wagnum Dam Bridge..
..there was a view point just over the bridge..
..so we had our picture taken..
We stopped for a lunch break in Moses Lake..
..two subway sandwiches and a run at the park for our other ‘traveller’.
by this time we had been on the road for almost 8 hours..we still had a ways to go…
along the I-90 there is so many wind turbine farms..
and fields of alfalfa, sweet corn, potatoes and field corn and we were surprised that on each section of fence there was a sign as to what was growing there..
this is american farm land.. I managed to capture this barn on the hill as we were whizzing on by..
..at 1:15 we entered Spokane..
and not even 15 minutes later..here it is ..another state welcome sign..
..and there is Lake Coeur D’Alene..
..and finally our destination..
..we are tucked in our very skinny site..good thing we are small..and it’s only for two nights..
Dinner and a walk ..and we are done for the day…but not before some photos of the sun going down..
Day one is complete…time for bed…