Montana Road Trip 2010, Chapter Forty-Nine

Ack! The last time I posted about our Montana road trip was in January 2020! And I left you folks out in da boonies of the Palouse Country. We gotta get home before we start our next road trip, yeah? If you wanna backtrack a bit, try go here.

This is where I left off last time, in the Palouse Country of Washington State.

It was May, and already the big sprinklers were working hard.

I like the way the telephone poles are all lined up in rows.

What do you see in the clouds?

We saw a vineyard way out in da boonies.

And one of these gigantic sprinklers.

This is where we turn east again; we’ll be heading towards Walla Walla, but just for a bit. We’re just about to cross over the Vaughn Hubbard Bridge near Pasco, Washington.

Here we go, crossing the Snake River. When we lived in Idaho, we’d cross over the Snake many times. We’re actually heading northwest at this point.

Snake River
Vaughn Hubbard Bridge

And into Pasco we drive.

Now we’re heading south again.

Now we’re just about to cross the Columbia River in Washington State over one of my favorite bridges.

It’s the Blue Bridge into Kennewick.

Da blue bridge

Sparkling Columbia River waters, looking makai towards the ocean.

The bridge really is blue!

Da blue bridge

See how calm the Columbia River can be?

We’re now leaving Highway 395 for Highway 82, heading directly south.

Our next major town will be Umatilla.

If we’d wanted to, we could’ve taken the highway right back to Kennewick, but by now we were getting anxious to be home again.

Sign: “395 North to I82 – Kennewick – Spokane

We’re now back to open country as we head south.

Oh! You like see one map? K’den. Umatilla is down at the bottom.

Because there’s so much wind in the Columbia River Gorge area, including where we are, there are a lot of wind turbines.

We’re getting close to where we’ll be getting onto Interstate 84 on the last leg of our journey.

I’ll leave you here, and we’ll continue our travels next time. Again, mahalo nui for tagging along! I love having your company!

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2 Responses to Montana Road Trip 2010, Chapter Forty-Nine

  1. AFK says:

    I see a cloud alligator ready to chomp a tasty cloud morsel in that photo above.

    I too love bridges. And I’m also very fond of the Blue Bridge in Kennewick. Thanks for taking us along!

  2. Mokihana says:

    I see the alligator too! Great minds, yeah?
    I’ll make sure to include bridges as well as cows for you in my posts.

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