And… we’re off! Michigan or Bust!
I-90, just past Bellingham, Washington:
We drove north first before heading east, seeing friends, staying the first night north of Seattle.
As an Oregonian, it pains me to say this, but… Western Washington might beat Western Oregon in the beauty department. Maybe.
Wreathed mountains, Washington State:
Sagebrush country, central Washington:
Thelma and Louise sighting, driving into Spokane:
And…. we’re out. Uncomfortably so:
Guess we’re not stopping in Spokane.
In which I finally understand why people put up with the winters in Coeur d’Alene:
The pictures do not do this lake justice. Beautiful!
Montana! A new state for all of us:
Let me ooh and ahh about Montana for a bit. Western Montana is breathtaking, with surprises around every curve:
And this was just along the FREEWAY, people!
Driving north to Kalispell:
More sagebrush / cattle country:
Flathead Lake, Montana:
Verdict? When The Professor brings in the dough from one of the numerous roadside casinos Montana has to offer, we’re buying a ranch or two along this driving route. Two thumbs up!
Tomorrow: Glacier National Park.