Thursday, August 13, 2015

Red Lodge, MT to Yakima, WA

(Jan) July 20-2, 2015

Our route from Red Lodge, Mt to Yakima, WA took us acrosss I90, Hwy 12 in Idaho & Washington and then Hwy 124 and I82 to Yakima.We stayed overnight in Butte, MT after leaving Red Lodge and caught up on correspondence and photos. From there we headed west to Idaho with one fun stop in Three Forks at the Wheat Montana headquarters. Wheat Montana Flour is one of Chuck's favorite brands for baking Sour Dough Bread. We were surprised to find a wonderful & busy bakery and deli there along with all kinds of flour and other Wheat Montana products.

Our very beautiful drive through Idaho took us along the Lochsa and Clearwater rivers. We stayed in Kamiah at their city park. Kamiah (ponounce Ka Me Eye) was the winter home of the Nez Perce Nation. The photos at left & right are looking upstream and then downstream on the Lochsa.

The Palouse Region of Washington, with it's vast rolling wheat fields, was busy with harvesting equipment. It was fasciating to see. The wheat harvest was a little early this year because it has been so dry through the past winter, spring and summer here.

We stayed at the Elks Club in Yakima, Wa for a couple of nights.It was great to catch up on shopping, bookwork and cleaning and look forward to our upcoming visits with family! We stopped at a large fruit market on I82 as we left Yakima.  We are just in time for the fresh cherry season and we enjoyed them emensely. We also bought our first fresh peaches! Yum!


Betty Graffis said...

We also stopped at the Wheat Montana Deli and Bakery . Bought a grocery bag full of goodies too.

Sharon Del Rosario said...

Couldn't get to your mine tour blog post, but this one came through just fine. Love those fresh peaches!

Chuck and Jan Moore said...

Fun place isn't it, Betty! And Sharon, through the process of getting Life Writer and Blogger to communicate with one another, I had reposted a duplicate Gillette Mining Tour Blog and then deleted it. So it is there but it's about 3 blogs before Red Lodge. Hope all is well in your world! Hugs, Jan

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