Northwest Trek

a trip by 50 States Before They Graduate
From: July 27th 2017
Until: August 12th 2017

This is our 5th leg of our "50 states before they graduate" roadtrip and our 5 year/summer. If you have an interest in our past trip (East Coast, out west, southwest,south), here is a link to my previous travel blog. Travelpod has unfortunately closed their site but i was able to save it to Travelark. I have also turned all of our trips into books. A hard copy book for the family and I made softcovers for each of the kids.
I am trying this new travel blog this year. It also has a book feature. Phew.

So off to Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Boise, ID, Park City and Salt Lake City, UT. Since we've already been west, we are driving some long days to get to the Northwest faster. One 17 hour day and two 7 hour days. Ugh. We are stopping in Bismarck, ND and Bozeman, MT along the way. We have a surprise for the kids in Seattle. We are staying on a houseboat for a few days. I like to stay in different kinds of places that reflect a bit of the location. I can't wait.I think they will love it.
We are at the tail end of our addition construction over a year later. We love it and we will be happy to not have workers in the house. They will actually be painting inside while we are gone. Hopefully that will be it. We also just finished a week of family house guests (Chicago Houseys and Uncle stone) in town to throw Emily a graduation party and the golf outing. We all cooked and cleaned and decorated and ended with a great party and a great day. Now as I wind that down and clean up after it, I am getting ready to start packing for this trip. I don't have my van though. It needed an oil change and apparently a major repair. They've had it for almost a week and I don't think I'll get it until Wednesday. Eek. I normally start pack now. It's old hat now. I got this. The first trip was the hardest. We are all very excited. Please follow along on our next journey out to the Northwest where we will go whale watching, live on a houseboat, hike mountains, see college campuses and everything in between. I love to know if people are reading so leave comments. On the road again...
Trip Length: 2 weeks
Blog Entries: 16
Photos: 343
Words: 10745

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
July 27th 2017 The Day Before Departure North America » United States » Michigan » Birmingham
July 29th 2017 On the Road Again North America » United States » North Dakota » Bismarck
July 30th 2017 Jack Sparrow in Bozeman North America » United States » Montana » Bozeman
July 31st 2017 Houseboat Livin' North America » United States » Washington » Seattle
July 31st 2017 Trolling Around Town North America » United States » Washington » Seattle
August 2nd 2017 Whale of a Time North America » United States » Washington » Port Townsend
August 3rd 2017 No Apes in the Ape Caves North America » United States » Oregon » Portland
August 3rd 2017 Grandpa and grandma Noisy North America » United States » Oregon » Cannon Beach
August 4th 2017 Boise it's Nice Here North America » United States » Idaho » Boise
August 6th 2017 Camel's Back North America » United States » Utah » Salt Lake City
August 6th 2017 Tour de Mushroom North America » United States » Utah » Snowbird
August 7th 2017 I Can Float North America » United States » Utah » Salt Lake City
August 8th 2017 Alpine Blast North America » United States » Utah » Park City
August 10th 2017 Bug Storm North America » United States » Nebraska » Lincoln
August 11th 2017 Almost Home North America » United States » Illinois » Naperville
August 12th 2017 Its All Numbers North America » United States » Michigan » Birmingham
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