The final episode. We made it to Seattle! We drove from Spokane to Seattle in about 4 hours. After that, we unpacked my life belongings into an undisclosed location. I will be staying here for a while before I find an apartment to live in. The drive was pretty nice, because it was short. Not too much to show though. We celebrated by eating steak at a place in Seattle that is famous for having steak. Only a few pictures to show off:
We lost the key! then found it. 30 min delay.
WE were already in a forest, but this sign clarified that we were going into a forest again.
Not the first time *ever*
Today was the second to last leg. We were originally going to drive from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle, but since that was going to take 11.6 hours, we decided to bail out in Spokane. Spokane is pretty nice, but there isn’t much in existence if you drift past the city lines…. only dark voids of empty galactic space. We saw “Into Darkness” while we were here – it was great! So many tributes to the original episodes and movies. Anyway, here are the pictures from our short zip-line voyage to Spokane.
Today we went into Yellowstone National Park. We did loops inside, ate lunch, stopped, hiked, and adventured… but that is all besides the point. Yellowstone is best described as the closest thing to a real life Jurassic Park. Most beautiful place I have ever seen:
Perspective doesn’t do it justice
I assume this is ok
Kim & Dad
All three permutations now complete
Yes, this happens at high elevations.
lake in the background
Pics Taken by Kim and my Dad using their phones:
We left “Denver” Colorado early this morning. It was pretty hot, but quickly became colder as we moved north into Wyoming. Great views of the Rockies never really seemed to end. We drove through the potatoes of Idaho, some barren endless places in Wyoming, and a little part of Montana. We stopped for lunch at a place called “Rock Springs” Wyoming – it was a windswept dust bowl. All of the people living there are fools because there is a beautiful town right near them called “Jackson” Idaho – which is green, lush, and abundant. We ended up arriving in Yellowstone Montana – it was really dark, so we couldn’t see the park. I was unable to choose which pictures to post… there were too many scenic shots… so here they all are.
And our car’s shadow
If I was a rover, I’d be here.
we were really high up here… ears were popping
Today we bombed through farms. Let me explain, there is absolutely nothing in western Missouri, Kansas, or eastern Colorado. Topeka appeared to be a small blip in the continuum of farm-space-time – needed less to say, we didn’t stop at it… didn’t even take a picture of it. I saw a neat bridge, a bunch of Bison, and a root-beer float. Kansas started out with some rolling hills, but quickly became the flattest place I have ever seen. Fortunately, the ten hour farm warp ended with us arriving in Denver. As we rolled into the city, I gazed upon an immense rocky-mountain backdrop. If I were in a Conestoga wagon I would have feared these mountains as if they were an encroaching tsunami. Fortunately, tsunami mountains don’t move, and our center city Denver hotel had a great view of the Rockies-sunset. We ate dinner with crazy people on 16th street. When I say that, I mean to say that there were crazy people walking around while we were eating, and that we ate by ourselves, but that there were also other normal people eating near us.
I forget where this was.
Some congressman got a bunch of people working on a bunch of nothing.
This place is horrible.
farms are huge
How many does it take, when is enough enough? When they stop burning coal in Kansas City.
This was awesome
Cruising into the Denver area
Root beer float. …then dust.
There’s a Chinook in Kansas
After a moment’s rest, we were taken to dinner at a hill called Mt. Adams in Cincinnati. We flew down a curvy river road, and caught a few scenic shots of the city, and had dinner at a restaurant. The next morning we warped to the Indy 500 track in about an hour and a half. We caught the first day of practice racing – Dario Franchitti had a pretty fast lap. After that we drifted down to St. Louis and the Mississippi river. We took a tiny space tram into the top of the arch (GATEWAY TO THE WEST) and then had dinner at a place near the river – we got “toasted raviolis”. After that, we coasted into a little town called “Columbia” and saw a lovely Missouri sunset.
some guy in her car
I am not from Indiana, but it seems like a pleasant place.
Can’t believe I was actually here!
We left the house in rainy conditions. At times visibility was roughly 100 feet. The mountains and shacks of West Virginia were the stuff of dreary documentaries. Fortunately, the sun showed up in Cambridge Ohio. That was right about the time that we stopped at Lee’s diner …. I had a great cheeseburger! Later, as we sailed the flat plains of Ohio my mind drifted into a null void. After a long 9 hour voyage, we arrived at my aunt’s house in Cincinnati. A land of relative milk and honey. Take a look at some of these … timeless … portraits of the American landscape.