“Just can’t wait to get on the road again….” I can hear Willie Nelson singing this song.
We’ve started our “big trip”, the last vacation before school starts.
We will be traveling in a loop through the Northwest and Canada, driving through Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alberta, British Columbia and Washington. Three people, one cat, three thousand miles, three and a half weeks.
We started our trip last Friday and made our first stop in LaGrande, Oregon. Thankfully the weather was much cooler than expected, low 80’s instead of high 90’s (like it was in early July when we passed through headed towards Wallowa Lake). While we were traveling the I84 east out to Mt. Hood, I noticed a small blue car that passed us with a decal on the back window from my gym. I tried to catch up to them to see who it was, but they just zipped on down the road. Hi Peeps!!
Saturday we drove to Twin Falls, Idaho where we watched people “base jumping” off of the Perrine Bridge (486 feet tall) over the Snake River.
You don’t actually see them until they have jumped and their chute opens. This is not encouraged nor outlawed so people from all over the world come here to jump. We then headed out to Shoshone Falls. Absolutely beautiful. This photo does not really give you the sense of how immense this is. I think it is nick named the Niagara Falls of the west.
Late this afternoon we arrived at West Yellowstone. This is a picture from our campsite looking north east at the Gallatin National Forest.
Tomorrow we will go exploring.
And, for my art friends, here a pic of my traveling “studio”. I brought journaling and watercolor supplies and some hand embroidery to work on in the evenings.
Here are the items inside the canvas bag you see above.
Pilot Asa Gao (a beautiful Hyacinth color) ink for my Lamy fountain pen, pen cleaning kit, brand new medium size Orange Leuchtturm lined journal, Tomboy permanent adhesive, date stamp, UHU glue stick, Ranger archival ink in Vermillon and Jet Black, Pitt Artist Brush pens in assorted colors, rubber stamp alphabets in upper and lower case, assortment of Micron, Sakura and Pitt pens and Cutter Bee scissors.
Angora watercolors (these are opaque like gouche), a sponge in a plastic container, a set of KOI watercolors (these are transparent), small watercolor journal, an assortment of brushes and rags, Ranger mini mister and a blue rainbow striped case to hold it all.
All of this should be enough to keep my evening muse going.
Thanks for stopping by.