Our blog is to keep family and friends informed of our motorhome journeys.
We have dreamed of this for many years and finally our dream has come true.
We are looking forward to many happy miles ahead.
One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry Miller.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Spokane and Drive to Ellensburg, WA

20 August 2016

Arrived Fairchild AFB, just a short drive from Helena via Hwy 12 to  IH 90. The drive on 12 and 90 is scenic and took a few photos.

Hwy 12 Helena to IH 90 Garrison

Hwy 12 

IH 90 Idaho

IH 90 Idaho

4th of July Pass IH 90

This is our 4th visit here or maybe our 5th. There are a lot of KC-135's parked on the flight line. Found out that friends, Donna and Larry are here camped at the Recreation area campground. They stopped by for nice visit and we will see them again at Nellis. Sorry I couldn't offer you any Nosh.

Fairchild AFB Campground

Site 17

Friends Larry and Donna

21 August 2016

Today we drove down to visit Steptoe Battleground and Four Lakes Monument. Along the way passed several brush fires in the area. The site commemorates a battle between US Army and several Native American tribes from Eastern Washington in 1858 led by Colonel Edward Steptoe. Steptoe was outnumbered and retreated;however, later Colonel George Wright returned with heavily armed troops numbering  700 and defeated  the tribes.

The Four Lakes Monument commenorates the battle between Colonel Wright and the Native Tribes in 1858.

Four Lakes Monument

22 August 2016

After 2 days here, we headed down IH 90 to the KOA in Ellensburg,another 3 hour drive and a stop at Scenic Viewpoint at exit 143 The Columbia River area came into view. When we lived in Salem, enjoyed our rides on IH 84 to view the many sights along the Columbia River.

Columbia River

Another View

Scenic Viewpoint

Bridge Across Columbia on IH 90

Mt Ranier

The KOA is on the Yakima River, with many old huge trees. The sites along the  river only have E/W,  but we are next to the cabins away from the river and have full hookups.

Yakima River

Site 63

While in Ellensburg, we have several tours to do in the area.

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