We were off to a late start, well later than we planned. I should know better than to think we can get away that early! Our first stop was the truck stop in Ferndale , a few miles NE, to use the truck scale. Just to make sure we weren’t overloaded! Hey, it’s our first real long trip. Everything was fine so on to NC!
I loved the rolling hills near Ellensburg, where we saw the lazy rotating of the turbines line sentinels at ease along the ridge. Then, driving over the Manastash Ridge what a view into the valley there. Approaching Yakima we had an amazing view of the dome of Mt Adam in front of us and just the top of Mt Rainier peaking over the next ridge on our right in the hazy late afternoon light.
On the slope of another small ridge we saw a large solar farm under construction, hundreds, outside of Pendleton, OR. Nice that alternative energy is taken seriously out here in the West.
Last year when we travelled, I collected unusual road names, so here are more.
- Iron Goat Rd
- Hungry Junction Rd
- Teapot Dome Rd, near Teapot Dome Historical Site
- Bermuda Rd, in WA???
Back on the road and on to Idaho, then Utah!