We left Bend, Oregon yesterday and headed north into Washington State. The next border we cross will the border between the US and Canada and we will be back in British Columbia and three hours from home 🙂
The weather was awesome once again, sunny dry roads, just what we want!
Just south of the Oregon/Washington State line we came upon the Stateline Wind Farm. Both hubby and I find this wind farm much prettier than the wind farms you see in Palm Springs, California. The ones in Palm Springs are set in the desert amongst sand, rocks, and creosote bushes, a very grey/brownish background. The Stateline Wind Farms are set amongst fields of green grassland, and of course the grass is very green in the spring.
As we passed into Washington we could see the Maryhill Stonehenge sitting on the hill above the river.
The Maryhill Stonehenge is a replica of the Stonehenge in England and is a memorial to those who died in World War 1. It was commissioned by a businessman named Samuel Hill and dedicated on July 4, 1918. Constructed out of concrete the memorial was completed in 1929.
We pulled into Cabela’s in Yakima, WA in the late afternoon. This was the first time we have stayed in a Cabala’s parking lot. We checked in with the manager of the store and he was very happy to have us stay overnight as long as we parked near the back of the lot. The nice thing about Cabela’s is that they close at 8:00 p.m., and the surrounding area is all stores that close around the same time, so it was very quiet.
And amazingly it didn’t cost us a cent! We sure had fun browsing the store but we managed to come out with all our money intact 🙂
Until next time …