As we were pulling out of Butte, Montana this morning, we noticed the temperature was lower than we've experienced in many months. 37 degrees. It actually felt good to me, but then I am a cool weather gal.
We are now at our evening resting place on Fairchild AFB, west of Spokane. This was the first base that Ernie was sent to after his technical schools. He arrived here in 1962, 50 years ago. We took a drive around the base, and he recognized only a couple of roads and a few of the buildings. Everything looks very new and modern compared to what he was familiar with in the old days.
Speaking of new and modern compared to the old days: The Prius did herself proud today. We drove 350 miles and she gave us 56 miles per gallon. Really! And we were in the mountains, so there was a lot of up and down. However, it was cool, so we did not run the air conditioning. That makes a big difference. So far expenses are running well below expected. Yay for us! Or just call us cheap.
See you tomorrow as we journey west to Tacoma. We have never visited that area before, so we are looking forward to seeing new and exciting things. Oh, and visiting a couple of family graves in the Yakima area.