I took the following on the way there.
I ran into my friend Phyliss whom I had not seen in awhile and Jurgen and many other old friends from Nakusp and Republic
The next day I got up and it was pretty damp and wet. They were serving brekfast on the grounds but I opted out and decided that becaus I was so close I needed to go to the ocean. So I went to Long Beach and then south to a lookout. These are the pictures I took there.
I got my pictures and then went to The Lost Roo in Long Beach for lunch. Neat place.
I then returned to the campground and visited some more and that evening they had a live band.
I felt rather sorry for them because as the evening chill hit the air almost everyone who had been gathered around for the draws and 50/50 and awards gravitated towards the fire and heat and left them to play to themselves. Again I never won anything but that's my luck. The next day I took advantage of their lovely breakfast and packed up camp and decided to go back the way I came, back to Hwy12 and across to Yakima amd then north to I90 and Ellensburg. Well by the time I got to Selah I was falling asleep so even though it was early I heade for The North Park Lodge and had a lovely stay.
In the next picture Mt Rainier is in those clouds.
I met this group of bikers at a fuel stop and this BMW is like none other.
He called it his Reich machine,
Then I stopped at this weird looking rock and also a viewpoint for this dam.
This is the lodge I stayed at in Selah
When I left Selah I chose to go up the canyon to Ellensburg instead of getting on the freeway and what a delightful choice it was. I even saw a mountain line on the other side of the river.
Once I reached the interstate I stopped at a couple of rest areas. It had been so long since I was in that part of the country that I had forgotten where it was and many memories returned.
Then on to Cour d'Alene and I stayed with Jordeane for 3 days and hopefully helped her out a bit.