Friday, July 13, 2012

Moving West - Day 5

Woo hoo it's our last day on the road!  We'd planned it out so that our last day was our shortest day and we would arrive in Everett, Washington by 5:00 p.m. to get the keys to our new apartment. 

The last leg of our journey:


St. Francis Xavier Church:

I honestly cannot remember the significance of the above three pictures or why I took them, but I did, so I thought I would share.

The Blackfoot River from "A River Runs Through It"

It was my first time to road-trip through the western half of the United States and I thought the scenery was beautiful!

Fog in the mountains of Montana

We finally entered into Idaho!  It was my first time visiting the state.

The mountains of Idaho

Driving over Fourth of July Pass :)

And ... we finally made it to our last state!  

Welcome to Washington!

Does this mean we are there?!

The open road in Washington

Eastern Washington

We stopped to stretch our legs and enjoy the view

Boats on the water (I don't remember exactly where this was)



Love the bridge


Finally seeing signs for Everett!
(I know it's blurry, but it says Everett)

And then, we hit Memorial Day, rush-hour Seattle traffic.  And rain.  It was the perfect introduction to life in Washington.  And it was the first time on the entire trip that I got antsy and bored.  We were SO close, but still so far.  

We finally made it to our new apartment in Everett.  Where we promptly waited three weeks to get the remainder of our belongings.  Three weeks is quite a long time to sleep on an air mattress.  We ended up buying bar stools for the breakfast bar so we would have somewhere to sit and a small TV because our cable and internet was installed before we received our shipment.

All in all, it wasn't a bad drive.  I think everyone should drive across the country once in their lifetime.  Or, if you don't want to do that, at least take road trip through the western half of the States, it is so beautiful!

I hope you enjoyed these posts - I will be back next week with a recap of our trip to Hong Kong!

1 comment:

  1. Those pictures on the Columbia River are right at Vantage. If you are ever headed east on I-90 there, you should stop to see the wild horse statues.