Thursday, August 4, 2016

August 4, 2016, Lewiston, Idaho to Kennewick, Washington, Traveled Day, Lots of Wheat

August 4, 2016, Lewiston, Idaho to Kennewick, Washington, Traveled Day, Lots of Wheat

A travel day, We are getting close to the end of the Lewis & Clark portion of our trip. Today we are in striking distance of the Pacific Ocean. Not sure we will go that far tomorrow, but we are now getting close.

We tried to get to Hells Canyon near Clarkson, ID but there was construction and it was to hot. Hells Canyon is the deepest river gorge in North America at 7,993 feet. It was on our list but next time.

Mostly we just traveled across the eastern side of Washington on Routes 12 and 124. This is also the Lewis & Clark Trail road. We traveled through wheat field after wheat field and little town after little town. An occasionally some cool highway sculptures. It isn't as flat here as Montana was but there is just a much wheat. It runs up and down the hills. Some of these hill just roll on and on with nothing but wheat. No trees or bushes, just wheat.

On the way we drove through and stopped at a cool little farming town on Route 12 called Powell, Washington. It had interesting architecture and buildings. Kind of cool. Every town in this area has grain elevators and many are mostly just one main road. Lunch was in Dayton

For the night we stopped in Kennewick. One of three cities grouped along the Snake River in Washington.

Louise getting scared by a dinosaur

Bruce fighting off a shark

Powell, Washington, Found on a back street.

One of the many wheat fields that we drove by