Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Day Thirteen

West Yellowstone, MT to Everett, WA
761 Miles

Yep, our last day of driving was one long day. We had been on the road a while and while Mum was driving a bit I checked out the mileage between West Yellowstone and Everett. Mum and I discussed making it in one day and decided we'd go for it. We were both pretty tired of being on the road and the car troubles and we just wanted the trip to be over.

That days driving was fairly uneventful except for having to stop for an hour or so for road work. Construction crews were blowing up a hillside in one of the passes and we had to stop for the blast and any clean-up work. Surprisingly the wait was really nice. We were along side a beautiful lake and it was a lovely evening. People got out of the cars to stretch their legs and let their dogs relieve themselves in the median. There was even a group of three people throwing a baseball around, mitts included!

We got to Everett at 10:00 p.m. or so and I called Eric. He'd had a suspicion that we might make it in one day, so he wasn't totally surprised to hear we were in Everett.

All in all it was a wonderful trip. I wouldn't hesitate to take another two week trip with Mum. Well, as long as she promises her car will function properly!

Total mileage - 5910 miles/9511 kilometres.

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