Monday, August 21, 2017

Notes from the 2017 Glacier Road Trip, Day Three

-The Home 2 Suites in Richland, Washington is outstanding for the price.

-The motel also has the slowest elevators in Washington State so take the stairs.

-Building in Richland seems to be going strong which shocks me because there really isn’t anything but agriculture in the Tri-Cities (Kennewick, Pasco, Richland) area. 

-For road trip reference; the drive between The Dalles, Oregon and the outskirts of Spokane, Washington is flat out terrible.  Scrubland and agro-desert. 

-I could see me and my wife retiring to a location like Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.  It’s beautiful, economically vibrant, and the weather is not harsh. 

-My wife gets the first bear sighting in a field off I-90 east of Coeur d’Alene.

-We expected the temperatures to start to drop once we hit the mountains of Montana but that has not been the case.  It’s been mid to upper 90’s all the way from Spokane to Polson, Montana. 

-We normally go I-90 to St. Regis then head up and out near the northwest corner of Flathead Lake.  This time we hit St. Regis and continued east to Polson because we are really taking our time getting up to Glacier National Park.

-The Safeway in Polson has the same price for gas for credit and cash.  It also has a poor wine selection. 

-We are staying at the Red Lion Inn in Polson which is on a bluff overlooking Flathead Lake.  This is great way to begin our vacation in Montana.

-While on the terrace we overheard a Native American couple talking to a college professor about how they were Republicans that voted for Trump but think he’s now a disgusting person.  They also mentioned how much they hated Democrats and most of Barrack Obama’s policies. 

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