So my Auntie and I set out for a four day adventure. The first half of our journey winds easily through the farmland of the Washington Palouse. Is is a wonderful scenic drive through rolling hills ripe for harvest.
|Amber Waves of Grain|
The road down the grade into Lewiston, Idaho and beyond was my first trip pulling my little Lolita up and down (and around hairturns) on mountain grades. My Ford Explorer and Lolita handled the journey superbly.
|Up, Up, Up, Down Down Down, with no shoulders or guard rails!|
This was repeated over and over again. Sometimes I just plain scared myself! I scared Auntie too! We rolled along sometimes at 20 miles per hour. So the 213 miles took us six hours. MapQuest you really ought to check that out. Once again you lead me a stray!
After the up, up, up, and down, down, down, many times we see our first view of the Wallowa Mountains. It is mid August and snow and glaciers are still visible on the mountain peaks.
So of course, finding a place to park Lolita became a bit of a problem. Finally we pulled in to a little motel/RV park ran by a character of a man. Auntie and I met a couple who took us to find the owner who found us a spot and even parked Lolita. We had a grand time laughing and drinking coffee.
Views of Wallowa Lake
Lots of tame dear.
Momma wasn't happy though with the stare down.