Monday, August 30, 2010

The Great American Road Trip

Hi friends, I'm back. Well, actually, if you want to get into technicalities, I'm not back, I am currently on a cross-country road trip, but I thought I would take you along for the ride. Are you ready?

Day One

We left Seattle later than I would have liked. But considering that it was me who was still packing at 2:00pm and that that it was the first day of a long vacation, I can’t really complain. We headed east on I-90 through Yakima, and made it as far as Pendleton, Oregon. We stopped in for dinner at Great Pacific Wine and Coffee Company. Great microbrews on tap, and a good dinner. Called it a night at the local Motel 6 (we have little choice considering the third member of our team, Miss Jasper). Sorry, no photos from the first day. I was still getting into vacation mode.

Day Two

On the road by 8:30am. I-84 crossed the 45th Parallel and it’s official: we have entered the middle of nowhere. We crossed into the Mountain time zone around 10:00am, and it was then that I realized I had forgotten to account for time zones when planning daylight driving hours. Noted. We arrived into Boise around lunch time and stopped in at the Bitter Creek Ale House. There was a Farmer’s Market on 8th and plenty of people, but no dogs allowed (sorry Jasper). We drove down to Julia Davis Park, and Jasper took a quick dip in the river. There were a couple of canoes going through, but no kayaks. We were lucky and it was only about 75 degrees out--I heard it had been around 100 a couple days before. We got back on the road and made a quick photo op stop in Twin Falls, then headed toward Ogden. We contemplated camping at the KOA outside of Ogden, but the winds were strong and we had some rain on the way, so opted for the Motel 6 again. A word of advice: Don’t choose the Ogden Motel 6 off Washington. However, just down the road from there is a great little hole in the wall taco shop called Beto. Good stuff, even in though its a bit north of Mexico. Good night, Ogden.
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1 comment:

  1. Yay for road trips!!!! I've got some blog reading to catch up on.