Now, it's our turn. We are leaving on Sunday, June 30th, and headed out West via a Northern route through Glacier National Park and Canada. We'll end up in Vancouver and use a couple of ferry boat rides to get us back into the USA at Port Angeles, WA and another ferry to get us into Seattle from the Olympic Peninsula.
In Seattle, we'll visit a fellow that I spent time with in 1969, when I was in Vietnam. We have been communicating for the past year and haven't seen each other in 44 years!
From Seattle, we'll travel South into Northern California and spend time with our good friends before heading back in a couple of weeks or so. Nothing on our itinerary except sightseeing, eating, seeing friends and finding good coffee and food. We will be taking a few roads that neither of us have ever been on, especially those in the Canadian Rockies.
Since I'm an old man, I'll report through the blog with old fashioned photos and written descriptions of the sights, sounds and stories of what we encounter. It's not that I don't know how to Tweet, Instagram or post from my iPad, it's just that I like to look up and see what I'm going to show and tell you about instead of looking at it and experiencing it through an electronic device. So, you'll just have to be patient and wait for the trip to be completed for the final cut. Of course I will tease you folks a little if I find a great plate of diner food worthy of mention.
It has been a while since I've been on the road like this. As many of you know, driving across the Continent is my life, to be on the two-lane highways and byways and seeing the world in a different way. And it isn't often that Mrs. Spadoman comes along for the entire trip, so that is the real bonus. It's like real live retirement! We even have the aches and pains and medical maladies to talk about while listening to recorded music from the 60's, or at least groups that performed and made themselves popular way back then.
Some folks do yoga for meditation. I do the Windshield.
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