Friday, June 18, 2010

Day One

Everett, WA to Spokane WA
303 Miles

We made it safe and sound to Spokane. It was a beautiful drive once we got into the mountains and then into the eastern Washington prairies.

We stopped in Ellensburg to fuel up. It's a lot bigger than I thought it would be. It had several neat old buildings that appeared to be part of a campus.

We also saw a wind-farm with huge wind turbines. They either weren't working yet, there we're several being put together, or it wasn't windy. They were very futuristic looking with nothing around them except prairie. I should have stopped to take a photo, but didn't.

We crossed the Columbia River at Vantage. It's fairly wide there, but not as wide as it gets closer to the coast. [Click on the photos to make them larger]

Also at Vantage was a scenic look-out over the river as well as a really cool sculpture of wild horses. The sculpture is up on a ridge that you can climb too (neither Mum or I were in any shape to do so). I did take a few photos there.

We stopped at Ritzville (it ain't ritzy) for lunch (McDonald's). Not exciting but there isn't much to Ritzville.

We got to Spokane at 3:30 which is much earlier than we expected. When I got up this morning at 7:00 I thought it was much later due to how bright it was. It's amazing how bright it is when you don't have a gloomy cloud covered sky.

[I'll be posting photos at the end of the trip due to the lack of photo editing software on this Netbook. There is Paint, but it's worse than useless. I'll insert the photos into the correct posts and make a post to tell y'all that they've been added.]

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