Mount Rainier N.P.
Since the weather was so beautiful this past weekend, we decided to travel through Mount Rainier National Park. For being such a prominent mountain it can sure mess with your mind...
U.S. Highway 2 Road Trip, Part 2
One of our goals for this summer is to travel the length of U.S. Highway 2 from Washington to Michigan... This past weekend we covered the Spokane to Kalispell piece.
Oklahoma Road Trip
Last week we made another trip to Arkansas to take the last of our stuff. This time we didn't bring a trailer back with us, and with the 4th of July holiday we had an extra day to dawdle a little. For one part of the trip we chose to follow Highway 412 across northern Oklahoma. I was especially interested…
Silver Valley Tour, Part 4
I had thought to divide the rest of the Silver Valley tour into two more parts, with one part being Kellogg and Wardner, and then the last part being Osburn and Wallace... but I've decided to just go ahead and share the rest of it in this one post.
Silver Valley Tour, Part 3
I didn't mean to leave you hanging with our tour across the Silver Valley! And now... coming into Pinehurst (a small town to be sure, but not quite so tiny as Cataldo and Kingston)...
Silver Valley Tour, Part 2
Continuing our tour across the Silver Valley, as we leave Old Mission State Park, we weave through the countryside... on through Cataldo and Kingston.
Silver Valley Tour, Part 1
I love taking the scenic route... getting off the main highway and slowing down through small towns... Earlier this summer Lyle and I took a long Sunday drive through the nearby Silver Valley across the panhandle of Idaho.
Oregon Trail Pioneers
When I was a little girl I was obsessed with pioneer stories. I suspect this interest was first piqued with the Little House on the Prairie books. For awhile I read everything I could get my hands on about covered wagons and westward expansion.
The Promise of Spring
It’s been a weird winter in our part of the country. December and January were relatively mild with not much snow and moderate temperatures. Instead we had winter all at once for the whole month of February with record-breaking snow fall and single digit/teen temperatures. It seems like the change to Daylight Saving Time last weekend may have flipped the…
Historical Driving Tour: Spirit Lake
The next installment in our local historical driving tour takes us about 12 miles north of Rathdrum to another little town called Spirit Lake. This was actually the first tour Lyle and I did from the Roads Less Traveled book, so my pictures are from last fall. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Another special old church badly in need of restoration.…