Thursday, September 11, 2014

On the road again

This week will feature more dedicated driving than perhaps we've had this entire trip. We're doing a fair bit of backtracking from Bellingham so that we can get to Yellowstone. This trip will take 4 days of driving, 2 of which we've already done. Last night we stayed in Cle Elum, tonight in the eastern part of Spokane in a truly desolate industrial section of the city, at a Rodeway Inn. Their idea of a "suite" is a bit laughable, but at $64+tax per night, I can't argue. We drove through eastern Washington today, and I must say, it is one ugly stretch. On the upside, we pulled over for lunch in Lake Moses, WA and managed to find an actual honest-to-goodness taqueria, Maria's, and we enjoyed the hell out of it. Had my first fish taco in years (I didn't even both on the rare occasion I had Mexican-ish in Norfolk). Also learned that if you cut up an underripe mango, some lime juice makes it taste so much better.

Getting lodging inside Yellowstone Park was, of course, an unrealistic expectation (not that I didn't try), so we will be staying at the World's Most Expensive Super 8 in West Yellowstone, MT for 2 days. Hopefully, we'll be able to get a couple highlights of the park in on our 1 full day there. Though being terrified of having Beatrice around giant pools of boiling hot water, I will be staying in the car with her at certain sites while Daddy shows Alice around. 

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