Aug 29, 2016
Carol and I left Olympic NP this morning and shed a tear for the west coast. Love it. Especially Oregon with its open spaces, beautiful mountains and trees and above all, cool climate. And lack of congestion. I think I’m in love.
We mapped out our route to Glacier NP and picked Spokane as the layover. Out of Olympic, Google had us going down and around Tacoma. I was excited as I’ve seen the video of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapsing but have never been there. But my navi in my 11 yr old Porsche routed us through Seattle. Umm, this is interesting. Why the discrepancy?
Carol doesn’t let me read my iPhone or iPad while driving so I’m cruising along relying on her to navigate. Then I say to Carol “Where are we?”. “You just missed the turn”. “What? Porsche says I’m on track”. So on we went and then we saw the signs “Approaching Kingston – Edmonds Ferry”. Oopsie and now I know why Google is king.
Carol wants to turn back but I’m thinking this could be fun. We pulled up and the ticket taker looked at my rig and said $93. I overheard the guy in the adjoining booth say “he has an Airstream, he can afford it”! Our rig is right at 40′ which is a cutoff. My guy says I’ll let you slip, $75. Thanks and I’m just glad to be on board. So off we went. Here’s the queue as we wait to board (it got longer as we were early).
In route, I was looking for some nice shots. This was all I got 😦
We crossed the Cascades on the way to Spokane and passed an entrepreneur. A very interesting entrepreneur. Goes by the name of Lil Red Roni. Love Entrepreneurs.
Carol was impressed and couldn’t resist another shot.
After a long and fun day, we pulled into the Spokane KOA, parked our rig and I opened the door. Uh oh. We had stopped for lunch a few hours earlier and I grabbed a diet coke from the refrigerator. I knew instantly that I hadn’t clicked the door closed. Food everywhere. Carol’s going to kill me and no place to hide. Gulp. I think it best that I start doing dishes or cooking or something…
Off to Glacier tomorrow 🙂