First day on the road to Whidbey Island

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June 8th 2019
Published: June 8th 2019
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Well we are finally on the road. Our first night was in Jackpot. We drove a little over 400 miles mostly on two lane roads with very little traffic. My kind of traveling. The only incident was a 1/2 hour delay between Wells and Jackpot while they cleared the road after a semi went flying off the road. Not sure what happened just a lot of skid marks and the semi laying on its side. Could have been the strong winds we were fighting all day. Anyway we are here safe and sound at the Cactus Pete Casino RV park next to the local airport with no air traffic. Steve and Marianne, also known as the kids, stayed in the casino hotel and us tucked away in our little home away from home. The temperature is in the 40‘s here which is a shock after leaving St George in the high 90’s. We are still wearing our shorts looking for warmer weather.

Back on the road early this morning and heading to Pendleton, Oregon. The weather should be warmer. We are planning a short detour this morning to the birthplace of Dave Higbee, better know as Bad Dave. Expectations are very low. Marianne was a past resident of Buhl so she may give us the five cent tour. That is it for now, not many pictures from yesterday. We did pass Wheeler Peak and the Ruby Mountains, still covered with snow. An interesting stop at a road side business that was displayed as open, but not. I think this has happened to a lot of businesses on the back roads of America. People sticking to the faster interstates.

The kids should be here soon for breakfast so I will sign off for now. See you later.

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8th June 2019

Burr! 40 degrees has to be a shock! I hope that you have a wonderful trip!
17th June 2019

The trip has been great. Lots of new places and some revisited places. I really enjoy this part of the world, but the temperatures are a bit cooler than St George.
8th June 2019

Please send me photos of the Pacific at sunset...lots ov waves and colors. Thanks, Lee

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