After two weeks of travel I am back home to the heat of summer. I spent yesterday doing most of the laundry and unpacking everything. You know what they say, that you need a vacation after a vacation. The time to have your air conditioning go out in your car is not when the country is having a heat wave. The trip home was pretty rough. I had been listening to a book on tape called Home Front by Kristin Hannah. It was all about a female pilot who goes to Iraq and has to leave her kids. The scenes in Iraq where they talked about the heat really felt real to me as I felt the sweat on my back and everywhere else. I hope the next book I listen to doesn't have such a reality feel to it. I finally just bought a bag of ice, and ate it and took chips of ice and smeared them all over myself. It did have a cooling effect that helped.
Here I am in the car all packed and ready to go.
I drove north through Montana and some awesome county. I love Montana I really miss going there now that Sarah is done with school.
Before I knew it I was back in Idaho. I stopped at Couer d'Alene for the night and stayed with a friend. In the morning I had one of these caramel pecan rolls from Jimmy's Down the Street. Its an awesome diner that was featured on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives. I got this fresh out of the oven and even got to meet the pastry chef.
These prairie dogs were all around a rest stop in Washington. I am sure they get lots of photos taken.
At this rest stop there were signs like these all over.
I guess that they didn't want to encourage these guys. They were cute anyways and seemed well fed despite the signs.
At this rest area I thought I hadn't left Idaho. We have a lot of these puppies but I saw them in Washington and Oregon too.
I stopped at a few overlooks and rest areas that had some spectacular scenery. It was hard getting back into the car. I am somewhere in Washington State. The water looks so inviting here. To be continued....