Since my last post I traveled up north thru eastern Oregon, along the Columbia River and into eastern Washington past Spokane and into Coeur D’Alene, Idaho.
Rolling farm land, wind mills, high desert sage and rabbit brush mingling with evergreens, blue swaggering river. And the tall pines go on forever. What is not to love!
One night stop-over at Sprague Lake RV then on to Flathead Lake in Montana.
At Flathead River RV, the host was a fellow kayaker. Peg offered to show me a great place to kayak on the lake at Duchamp. Rainy skies cleared in time for an amazing paddle trip.
Friends from my Quartzite, Arizona days, Chris and Jim, lifelong residents of Montana, took me to the Bison Preserve where we saw a multitude of elk, pronghorns and, of course, bison.
Enjoyed my time there so much I stayed 3 days.
Coming back from one of our excursions, Jim looked up at the mountains and said, Look, Chris, there’s fresh snow on the Missions. And there on the highest peak was a glorious coating of snow with a balmy 65 degrees down in our valley.
Next stop a roadside historical rest stop for another 3 days known as Eddie’s Corner. It has a gas station, restaurant and 6 RV sites. Friendly folks, quiet nights, good food.
A wild storm full of wind and hail gave me a Friday 13th Full Moon send off celebration as I leave the great state of Montana tomorrow.
Oh, but I see many trips here in my future.