We left Fairchild AFB in Spokane at 6:42 am, and drove directly across the road and down the street one block to the base Starbucks.
I was completely blown away by the scenery of the first half of our trip today. As we headed west and then south, to Yakima, I was totally surprised by the desert appearance of the area. I had always pictured the whole state of Washington as one big evergreen forest. After all, isn't the motto the evergreen state?
And now for a little family history. This is the grave of Ernie's uncle, Milo Fore. He is buried in a Yakima cemetery called Terrace Heights.
In this shot, his grave is close to the tiny pink dot of flowers in the center of the photo.
It was another long day. We drove 433 miles, and got 51.5 mpg. We filled up with gas last night, and haven't bought any since. All we spent for the day, until we arrived at our motel in Bellingham (I know....we changed the itinerary a bit) was $5.25 for 3 cups of coffee. Two were mine. Yes they were.