August 15, 2011

Homeward Bound


Well, we are not quite home yet. Enjoying the free wi-fi at the Ellensburg Starbucks is a good thing...especially when I got news from home that our internet is not functional at the moment. Unfortunately, I'm afraid that the modem finally gave it up. Welcome home, eh?

So...we traveled some serious miles today. From Kamiah (Idaho) to Kooskia and Grangeville, into Lewiston, then up the 'famous' Lewiston Grade. Next was Uniontown (Washington) and Colton, then onto Colfax and Dusty and a lovely place I didn't even notice called Washtucnah.  Ritzville was next, then we stopped at the Dairy Queen  in Moses Lake for the required Peanut Buster Parfait.  And that brings us to now, as I sit in Ellensburg. Hey, how 'bout that for a tour? We should be at about 450 miles when we roll into the driveway in Puyallup...not counting the mileage for Padawan traveling from Puyallup to home in Tahuya!

we drove by the river for a long time,
then came up to the top for the view

It was a lovely scenic drive; from the curving road between rugged rock cliffs and the amazing Clearwater River, to the absolutely stunning acres upon hundreds of acres of the Palouse with it's rolling wheat fields and iconic farm houses and barns (this is what I always thought Kansas should look like...it didn't).  We stopped to watch a harvester at work and waved to the kids who were harvesting with their dad.  *smile*  We also discovered miles and miles of garbanzo bean fields - cool, huh?  Who knew?

Here's a few snaps from the day...

I can't resist snapping the beautiful wildflowers

do wheat fields fascinate you, too?

check out that fence!

Until next time...

4 comments:

Barb said...

I absolutely love eastern Washington. Thank you for the great pics!

Mama Cache said...

I clicked on these for added pleasure. *smile*

You made me smile on this down-ish night. Thanks.

Ari C'rona said...

Sure enjoyed our time away, my friend! Thanks! :o)

Love the pics, especially the barn!

Kaaren said...

What an awesome fence!