Monday, September 8, 2014

Hello Idaho

Since Sunday was a day full of football, Left Brain was left in charge of yelling at the TV and I took off to do one more load of laundry and revisit the jigsaw puzzle.

The ribs were in the crockpot for supper, so I made a batch of tuna salad for on the road.  We find it's good to have something on hand in case there's no place to stop for lunch or we're too tired to cook supper.

We're going to miss this sweet spot next to the woods, but it's time to roll westward again.

We left this morning for our destination of Sandpoint Idaho.  Another day, another state.

Along the way you can see that the road is two lane, hilly and twisting.  Add the fact that this is open range and the deer are starting to be on the move and it really makes you wonder about the 70 mph speed limit.  Yup.  70 mph...this is the west.

We had lots of deer leaping in front of us and standing on the road.....thankfully far in advance.  Left Brain had to blow the horn several times before they'd move out of the way.

Lots of big black steers along side the road....glad we weren't driving at 70 mph

And of course we made lots of stops for construction

But we finally did arrive in Idaho, as you can see by the plates are very proud of their spuds.

Our lodging for the night is at the Bonner County Fairgrounds in Sandpoint Idaho.  You get a blacktop pad, water and electric for $25.   AND they have free WiFi!  There's a bit of train noise, there always seems to be train noise but George seems to have adapted to it.  I'm not sure how he feels about the airplanes going phobia at a time.

Left Brain has Monday night football on his satellite, I have internet....we are truly happy campers.  I'll post this tonight in case we don't have internet at the next stop.

Long Live the Queen of Famous Potatoes


  1. sounds almost perfect! the livestock and wildlife on the roads sure is dangerous!

  2. This looks like a really nice spot to settle. Is there a pond or lake near by? I can't imagine why cattle would be wandering about on the highway. Are the pastures and fields wide open? The animals are beautiful though, and it must be fun to see them up close. Safe, of course. As for the taters, I love them! You have a great day, hugs, Edna B.

    1. There are a lot of creeks and lakes nearby. This is open range, meaning no fences and the cattle just go where they like. We've gotten used to this in Texas and the southwest, but there it's more open and easy to see them. Here you come around a curve or over a hill and hope they aren't there.

  3. I love Idaho. I look forward to seeing it through your eyes. Hug.