I HAD planned to take 2 days driving to Gig Harbor, Washington.
...staying overnight in Pendleton, Oregon on the way.
5 hours into the drive...I'm feeling really good.. The
grandboys are really happy with their electronic
entertainment and the TON of snacks in the car..were making
us ALL happy...chocolate, some chips...deli meats, fruits
and cold drinks.
( a tea bag in my orange juice was helping my energy levels)
Seven more hours...
couldn't be all that bad, could it? I would be
the hotel cost, at least 2 meals, and all the trouble of
unloading/loading from car to hotel room and back again.
Should I? yes....?...maybe?
I can't make split second decisions.
After another hour of drive, I decided...
- SEVEN more hours, I could do it!
I drove this...parts of eastern Oregon.
Highway thru the forests of Washington, northwest of Yakima
(note: these are not my actual pic...but views are the same)
It was ALL going SO good.
Then, came a leeeetle "glitch in my giddddy-yup"!
I was driving the 2 lane (one way) highway of 92
somewhere north of Ellensburg.
When, all of a sudden I was seeing a bunch of
red tail lights up ahead...
and, all of a sudden...I was sitting in something that
looked like this!
This view didn't change for almost
2 hours...stop/go with MOSTLY stop!
Basically, a 12 hour drive turned into 14.
Even more yukky...
It was going to be dark for the last
hour of my drive into Gig Harbor/Raft Island.
Dark + unknown paths = STRESS. (in my opinion)
Yucky...changed to Lucky.
Our son was home watching his three little girls (1, 6, 9)...
while his wife was working.
O....k.......you say...what the heck does all THIS
have to do with ANYthing? Yeah...I'm pretty good at
making a short story......long.
Lucky meeee, a really nice son...
loaded his three leeetle girls (meee grandgirls) into his car
(at 9pm), and drove an hour to meet me and grandboys,
So, that I could follow him back to his home...
Lucky? I'm thinkin' so.
I AM feeling tired. But, feeling MORE lucky!
There were no mishaps...except a bit of traffic.
The grandboys were extremely well behaved.
And...there was a wonderful guy who went out of his way...
to make sure that I didn't get lost in the
dark getting to Raft Island...
It is so pretty here!
...the tall-TALL trees...the beautiful waters...
and the sound of cousins laughing, playing.......
having a GREAT TIME!
more travel "log" tomo...I hope I'm not boring you to...