Monday, September 8, 2014

Three state day...

The plan: get out reasonably early and make some miles.  We loaded the truck yesterday, but had to put a few things in...

The cargo trailer in the white one in the background.  After hauling the boat or the 5th wheel, looking in the mirror is the only way you know the trailer is back there.

We lucked out and missed most of the heavy traffic around Seattle.  The day started out cool and cloudy by the time we rolled into the Yakima area, the clouds broke and the temperature rose... from the low 50s to the 80s.  Across Washington, across Oregon, and into Idaho.  Other than a couple semi-trucks that tried to occupy the same space that we were in, the trip was uneventful.

Joan found us a pet-friendly LaQuinta online, so we had a destination to shoot for.  Motel-ing it is my least favorite way to travel, but that's the way it is.  The room is decent, and they had fresh baked chocolate chip cookies at the front desk.

We walked to a nearby fast food place for a light supper.  The young lady that waited on us had to wait while we looked over the menu - I said to her, "Thanks for your patience."

She said, "I have 4 kids - you have to be patient."

"4 kids?" I said, "And you seem so normal."

She then told me, "Yes.  8, 5, 3, and 3 months."  Then, she added: "And we're going to work on number 5."

Nice that one can share that with strangers.  ;-)


We are heading for Phoenix - they are having unprecedented flooding.  School was canceled at Steph's school.  I-10 is flooded in areas.  It sounds like a real mess.  Our routing was going to take us through Las Vegas... 20 miles of I-15 north of Vegas is closed due to flooding



MarkJ said...

Hey Jim,
Thanks for the great weather in Victoria and Seattle last Friday and Saturday! Was the best I've seen there ever!

Where are ya in Idaho? I lived in Nampa near Boise for high school and college. Loved it there! Also lived in the Phoenix area for quite awhile. My brother sent pics today from there and it looks really messy! Be safe!!!

Captain Jim and the Blonde said...

Hi Mark - we spent the night in Caldwell. Didn't see anything of it but one Interstate exit and the hotel. Just makin' miles.

I can't take credit for the weather. Mother Nature blesses us most of the time.

Never judge a day by the weather. Of course, it rained like hell today. ;-)

Elan said...

Great story. I have a new cat from the shelter, Tate, who is 2 years old. He travels well in car for short rides and I hope he will like our new purchase of 2012 Cutwater. Have loved your photos on C-Brats and checked out your blog today. Keep up the good work please.