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31 August 2022 - From Home

I finalized the packing and loading. There is no room left in the trailer, and it is really not ready to go. Oh, well, the rest will have to be done on the road.

We went out to dinner after work, and had a great meal at Masala Bites in Dallas.

Finally, around 8:30 I started out, driving north. It was too late to go far, so I pulled into a rest area on I5 near Wilsonville and slept among the truckers.

1 September 2022 - To Beaverton

I departed around 5:30 AM and arrived to my son’s place in Beaverton for breakfast. It is nice to see his family with the grandkids. High speed internet to work for the day!

Today’s goal: Yakima, WA for overnight, and then to Leavenworth, WA for the next work stop.

2 September 2022 - Yakima and Leavenworth

Yakima is pretty. No pictures. I arrived, slept and drove on.

Leavenworth is a city styled as a Bavarian, Germany village. I was impressed by the authenticity in the building architecture, outside and inside. This is a beautiful town for a foot tour, the smells and sights of authentic Bavarian food brought back a lot of memories.

After the "Stadtbesichtigung" I headed out towards the east on Highway 2. The overnight was in Wilbur, WA.

3 September 2022 - Spokane and Coeur d'Alene

I had arranged to meet friends at 10:00 in Spokane, so got an early start. The sunrise was impressive, with the haze from the smoke of a forest fire and clouds.

The wheat fields seem endless.

After a stop at Walmart and then a shower at the gym, we met, visited, had lunch and then went to visit more friends!

4 September 2022 - Coeur d'Alene

This morning presented an opportunity to oreganize the camp trailer. Now I can just go in and go to bed, get up, cook, and carry on.

Coeur d'Alene is one of America's prettier cities, in my opinion. I spent the rest of the morning getting some breakfast, and taking a foot tour of the downtown area.

Coeur d'Alene is famous for it's Hudson's Hamburgers, the beach, the hotel on the water with a boardwalk, and Tubb's Hill. You can hike around the hill in about 45 minutes, with views of the mountains and lakes.

The boardwalk behind the hotel.

The city beach.

Tubb's hill in the background.

After I'd seen enough of Coeur d'Alene, I drove east and stayed just over the Montana boarder in a little place called De Borgia, MT.


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