Monthly Archives: July 2016

July 21, 2016 – Washington State Capitol and Tumwater Falls

Today we toured Washington’s State Capitol in Olympia. From grade level the top of the lantern rises 287 feet and from the base of the Dome to the top of the Lantern it is 102 feet , making it the … Continue reading

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July 20, 2016 – Trip to the Boeing 747, 777 and 787 Manufacturing Plant

Today we had tickets for a 1:00 PM tour of Boeing’s (a company celebrating its 100th birthday this summer) production facilities just outside Mukilteo (Everett), Washington.  While our on-line and GPS checks suggested an hour and one-half to make the … Continue reading

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July 18, 2016 – Drive from Ellensburg to Olympia, Washington

Our first stop was to get gas.  While I was filling the tank, Debbie noticed a trio of workmen trying to eliminate a large puddle of water … with a shovel and leaf blower … not too successfully. As we … Continue reading

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July 18, 2016 – Drive from Clarkston to Ellensburg, Washington

Leaving Clarkson, we drove several miles along a nearly still Snake River and where we passed a marina and were surprised there were sailboats moored there Then we began another climb through a landscape of mostly barren hills from an … Continue reading

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July 17, 2016 – Lewiston, Idaho

Today was a planned “Down Day” … when we have no travel, sightseeing or other plans … a chance to catchup on some housekeeping chores, paperwork and laundry … and a chance to settle back and read or even take … Continue reading

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July 15, 2016 – Boise ID to Pollack/Riggins ID (and an incredibly beautiful campground)

Not much to write about today.  Leaving the Boise area, the landscape on either side of I-84 was marked by large farms, seemingly raising corn and hay which ran to the near barren bluffs often 5-10 or more miles away … Continue reading

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July 14, 2016 – Idaho State Capitol and Idaho’s Old State Penitentiary

Although Lewiston, Idaho briefly served as Idaho's capital from the formation of Idaho Territory in 1863, the territorial Legislature moved the capital to Boise (pronounced “Boy see”) on December 24, 1864. In 1905, the Idaho legislature passed the bill authorizing … Continue reading

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July 13, 2016 – Continuing West from American Falls, Idaho to Boise, Idaho

It was another morning of cloudless skies and a bit warmer than the past several days. I’ve been remiss in not mentioning that across South and North Dakota as well as Montana, both on the Interstates as well as along … Continue reading

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July 12, 2016 – Drive from Tetonia, Idaho to American Falls, Idaho

We woke to an almost cloudless sky and were able to have a clear view of the major peaks of the Tetons. Our return trip back over I-33 was far different than the treacherous drive we’d had the day before … Continue reading

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July 11, 2016 – A “Down Day” in Tetonia, Idaho

Today we’d planned on neither traveling nor sightseeing … and after yesterday’s adventures … it was timely!  And there was no better place to unwind than in the rural community of Tetonia. The “city” of 0.57 square miles in area … Continue reading

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