North West US

September 5, Part 2; The Most Extreme Grilled Cheese

After spending an hour amongst the Buddhas, I continued west to my first real taste of mountain driving in the tiny stretch of Idaho between Montana and Washington. I suppose I’d been meandering up in elevation without too much thought, but as soon as the “Welcome to Idaho” sign appeared, it was straight downhill alongContinue reading “September 5, Part 2; The Most Extreme Grilled Cheese”

September 5 – Part 1; Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

September 5th was a long day. I wasn’t going to leave the area without going to the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, an hour north of Missoula. I found my breakfast spot through some research, Paul’s Pancake Parlor in Tremper’s Shopping Center in Missoula. The decor amused me, all decked out in Jamaican colors. IfContinue reading “September 5 – Part 1; Garden of One Thousand Buddhas”

Seattle… Where the Smoke Broke and the Clouds Hung Low

Around 4,500 miles, over 44 different sights, 3 weeks of driving, and two days ago, I arrived in Seattle, WA. First things first, after being on the road that long, the most fantastic discovery was my “hotel” was actually an apartment building, and my apartment had all the amenities of a home including a washerContinue reading “Seattle… Where the Smoke Broke and the Clouds Hung Low”