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|
|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|
|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.
|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.
|Bridge Across Columbia on IH 90|
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.
While in Ellensburg, we have several tours to do in the area.