Monday, August 27, 2007

Lotsa driving...

Well, Hilary and I are officially back in school. We pulled into Logan Saturday the 25th at 10 p.m. after driving over 2,500 miles in about 3 days. We started our little drive at 6 a.m. on Thursday in Skagway and drove over a 1,000 miles non-stop to Prince George, B.C., where we "camped-out" for the night in a Wal-Mart parking lot. After a mere 3 hours of sleep (for me, at least), Hilary manned the wheel and we continued the journey. The drive was gorgeous. A few hours north of the U.S./Canadian border we drove through the Fraser River Canyon which was pretty spectacular. Unfortunately neither of us had a camera with a charged battery (Blast!) so we didn't get a single picture of our drive home. We drove all day Saturday until we reached the Columbia River Gorge just a few miles outside of Portland. We stopped at about 11 p.m. in a parking lot next to a Horsetail Falls and, well, some railroad tracks. Not the best camping spot we've ever had. A train rolled by 3 times that night and we were able to sleep soundly until the last train rolled by at 5 a.m., waking us up for good. But that was ok, because we got an early start on the day. We hiked around a little bit and then went to a fish hatchery were we saw some stugeon that were 10 feet long! They were huge! As a matter of fact I think they get a few feet bigger everytime I talk about it. Anyway, after we left the fish hatchery we went to the town of Hood River and went on what is known as the 'Fruit Loop'. It is basically driving directions that take you all the local farms in the area and it was just what the doctor ordered. The fruit in Skagway wasn't very good so it was refreshing to be able to get farm fresh fruit and not pay an arm and a leg for it. So we stocked up with blueberries, peaches, pears, and all sorts of vegetable before getting on the road again at about 1 in the afternoon. We drove the rest of the day through eastern Oregon and Idaho until we arrived in Logan that night, exhausted and happy to be home.

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