Monday, April 4, 2016

Missoula To Menlo

We spent the next couple weeks in or near Missoula, tricking out the new rig, re-organizing our now-depleted storage unit, Vicki exercising her mastery over Craigslist and eBay. Finally, March 30, it was time to lock up and head out, driving our now familiar route west along I-90, then southwest through assorted lesser highways, picking up another interstate to continue west through Columbia Gorge, then south on I-5 at Portland, ending up on I-880 through Oakland and across the Dumbarton Bridge. 1,200 miles. Once we got down from the Columbia Plateau, it was spring-time in the Northwest and beautiful with all the new growth everywhere. Le Sport handled it all quite well, despite carrying more than the usual weight.
Ah, Missoula...St. Patrick's Day at Southgate Mall...wait a
second! Aren't those supposed to be Irish pipers?! Probably none
of the Irish pipers was still standing...

Perils of a college town...a classicist on the cul-de-sac!

Other perils of a college town..."you puke, you pay"

Our storage unit in Hellgate Canyon; least crowded it has been
since we moved in, in 2007

The new solar array on Le Sport, thanks to Sportland, in Lolo

Looking back up toward Columbia Gorge

Spending the night at Seven Feathers, enjoying the seafood

Driving by Mt. Shasta, beautiful spring weather...

Arriving Friday afternoon to see our ballerina
grand-daughter and her mom and dad

1 comment:

Tawana said...

I know that Miss P was happy to see you!