Two young 50-something females. One big adventure exploring the Americas. Have liquidated everything they own and packed a Saturn Vue with bare necessities to set out on this journey. Planting seeds at each juncture symbolizing their new growth. With an open mind and heart, ready to get a true view of this world.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Farewell Montana

Our time in Montana has been quite rich. Glacier National Park is one of the most beautiful places on earth. The Great Bear Inn one of the most inviting. We bid farewell to new friends we've met - Lori and David from Chicago are headed to a "Ritz-like camping experience" near Missoula (we can't wait to hear about this!). Benita and Gary from Houston are moving on to Big Sky for a month.

Susan and Ryan will continue to welcome lucky guests exploring this area to their beautiful home.

The sunflower seed planting this morning is even more special as we feel lucky to be part of such a wonderful group these past few days. Surely, quite a sprout will happen here.

We hit the road relatively early today as we plan to make it to Seattle by early evening. A lunch stop in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho is a good midway point and this bustling college town is a perfect stretch. Finding a great people watching spot to enjoy sandwiches is a breeze and a quick walk through the downtown area is fun. A beautiful marina is also nearby. It is the quintessential college town enhanced by a beautiful lake and mountains as a backdrop in every direction. Really pretty!

The long drive today finds one more interesting overlook at the Columbia River. Breathtaking. Rattlesnake Warning Signs! We still meander along a path for several moments soaking up the beauty - it's everywhere! Washington State holds it's own with Montana without a doubt.

Seattle beckons at the end of our drive and the Space Needle tells us we've made it to our destination. A long day but we're safely here and have several days ahead to see family and ready for our Alaskan journey - hard to believe that's next!! Can Alaska top what we've just experienced. We'll see.....

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