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Week 1 - Washington to Montana

Transcribed from Mom's written notes...

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(JL Notes: Some of this duplicates what Mom has in earlier entries, she doesn't write as much, so I decided to group her entries by week. I don't know how she wants to display her photo's yet, in blog entries or just leave them in her photo gallery, but will at least get these uploaded now that I've figured out my technical difficulties.)

Day 1 (9/2/07) - We are off and running (well driving). We left about 3 O'Clock Sunday. After a couple of stops for last minute supplies, we headed east on Hwy 2. We turned off at Money Creek campgrounds, where I've camped before, but the sign said "No Sites Available" so we drove on. As we gased up in Skykomish, Jeanette asked where there might be a spot to camp. The man led us to a nice city park on the river. After a good nights rest we had fresh picked blackberries on our cereal, took a hike to the river and got a sand sample for a friend and prepared to leave.

Day 2 (9/3/07) - Continued on East on Hwy 2. Stopped in Leavenworth and shopped. Oh my $$. Got sand on Wenatchee river and later on the Confluence of the Columbia & Wenatchee rivers. Drove north to Peteros & Alta Lake (got sand) and camped there.

Day 3 (9/4/07) - Off and away Tues am - stopped at Chief Joseph Dam and turned off to go to Dry Falls and then up to Coulee Dam. We heard from my daughter Penny who was in Newport, WA so we went through Spokane after passing miles of grain fields. Since I've lived in the Spokane area for a number of years it was all familiar to me. We camped, with Penny, in Albeni Cove on the Pend Oreille (pronounced Pond Oray) river. It was nice. We had a nice rest.

Day 4 (9/5/07) - We drove north to Sandpoint on Hwy 2 and stopped to use the laptop and have lunch. Drove on Hwy 2 East through Idaho and into Montana. We saw lots of space and some animals incl. a flock of wild turkeys. We camped over nite 40 or so miles from Kalispel at the Middle Thompson (Logan State Park).

Day 5 (9/6/07) - Ate lunch and rested at Kalispel city park. There were geese there with humps on their noses and wattles on their chins. We drove through Glacier Nat'l Park on the 'Road To The Sun'. If I were 20 or 30 years old, I would plan to go on other roads in the park. We saw some mountian goats far off and two big horn sheep near a parking lot. When we publish our pictures, you can see everything.

Posted by phylisej 21:11 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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Wow, you guys sound like you are having a great time. We took a little drive to Castroville, just south of San antonio, that was nice.

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