Monday, October 5, 2009

Thursday 1st October 2009

After a long hot summer at last we were leaving Port Angeles our home for the last 18 months to start our big adventure, to go across America, West to East on the Interstate 90 and back again East to West on Interstate 40.

We left early morning taking the Kingston to Edmonds ferry and then on to the Interstate 2 heading for Leavensworth, Washington State. For those of you who don't know, Leavensworth was a dying american town that transformed itself into a mock Alpine village and is now a great tourist town to visit.

Now travelling on the I90 we passed through Spokane and onto Coeur d'Alene heading for our campsite for the night, stopping at the liquor store first, (it was a cold night). Not having camped for about 30 years I was a bit hesitant about what to expect. We arrived just as it was getting dark and leaving Tony to erect the tent I sorted out the bedding etc. Tony had a good nights sleep needless to say I was awake most of the night listening to the animals scratching at the tent. Oh the joys of camping! Would I do it again, yes when it warms up.
Friday, 2nd October 2009.
After a makeshift breakfast we continued on our way back to civilisation heading for Bozeman, Montana on the I90 via Saint-Maries stopping on the way at Finnegans Inn for lunch. A really good meal and cheap at the price (no sales tax). The scenery was impressive going over the Continental Divide the road climbing to well over 6,000 ft in places.
We booked into our hotel in Bozeman, and headed straight for the indoor pool and hot tub to relax our tired muscles after travelling 800 miles in 2 days. Then to sleep (not as young as we were).

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