(sing it to that old 'Star Trekkin' song and you'll always be thinking of us!!)
30.09.2010 - 01.10.2010 33 °C
So after a fun day at the Boeing factory we finally 'turned right' to begin actually crossing the USA on our road trip, making a change from driving north up the west coast which is what we'd done up until then. We were on the road for just a couple of hours before stopping overnight at Leavenworth (still in Washington State), which is an Alpine/Bavarian themed village in the mountains east of Seattle. It was very quaint and actually did remind us of staying in Switzerland last year!
From there we headed to Boise, Idaho. Thursday was the day we were in three US States (Washington, Oregon for a little bit as we motored along I-84, then Idaho).
The scenery is amazing, but the sky and landscapes are so vast that I didn't feel I could do it any justice with the camera. We just kept our eyes open and will remember the vastness!
I have to admit that I've been looking out for the tractors, combine harvesters and cows in the (huge!) fields along the roadside - you can take the girl off the farm, and all that!
Paul had a little issue with the speed limit being somewhat lower in Oregon - perhaps a story for him to tell over dinner when back in the UK rather than for me to detail here (save to say that there's at least one Oregon man who looks good in uniform!!).
Today we left Boise at 10am and arrived here in Jackson, Wyoming at about 5.30pm. We passed places called Paradise Valley, Magic Valley, Bliss and Rupert, and again the scenery was grand. We've really enjoyed these last two days - the 850+ miles we've covered since Thursday morning has not felt like it at all. Don't worry, we have been driving safely and taking care ;o)
We have a few days to explore the Yellowstone National Park now, so hope to post photos of geysers and wildlife soon....