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Jun 1, 2018 - We can see clearly now the rain has gone . . .

Its ok!!!! We don't have to sing again!! Not the best night sleep I am sorry to say! I try so hard to keep things on a positive note, but last night was a trial! Since we checked in to our sweet little motel . . .did I mention they greeted us with a beer and homemade cookies?? Both got Mike's attention! Really wonderful host and accomodation, but there was a group of individuals just a few doors down that set the world's record for sitting outside and talking about nothing for 36 straight hours!! The weren't doing anything wrong, but they...

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May 17, 2017 - Day 18 - Day Off - Grangeville, ID

We are still "Dry Camping" on the side of street behind the Super 8 Motel. As much rain and snow as we have been getting it is hard to call it :Dry Camping". I got up early this morning and got my bike clothes on and was almost ready to go when I found my shoes, still dripping wet, under my desk. I was so exhausted last night that I forgot to do anything, like stuff them with newspaper and or put them near the heater. I must have still been a little tired, because I wimped out and used soaking wet shoes as an excuse to spend another day in...

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May 16, 2017 - Day 17 - New Meadows to Grangeville, ID

Today’s ride to Grangeville, ID was an UNEXPECTED 86-mile ride with 4,231’ of ascent. When I stepped out of the cozy warmth of the Bus it was RAINING. Getting rained on during a ride is one thing, but starting a ride in the rain must be one of the signs of insanity. Just 2 miles into the ride I arrived at a sign announcing that I was at the 45th parallel, half way between the Equator and the North Pole. At this point it was 35 degrees and raining. It was then that I realized that I had forgotten to pack my hand warmers. Darn! At mile 6,...

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Jul 27, 2015 - Day Twelve - On the Wings of an Eagle

Oh My Goodness! What an amazing day of driving, the best of the trip. Let me tell you about my morning. When the night-long rain abated I packed up Quo Vadis and headed west along Lolo Pass, driving under gray skies and through wisps of clouds hanging in the trees for the first miles. But eventually the sun came out and sparkled the water flowing along the floor of the steep, forested valley. The 100 miles of road through the pass winds tightly aside Lolo Creek, which then becomes the picture-perfect Lochsa River. I traveled in solitary...

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Sacagawea and Me

Jun 10, 2014 - Day 8 Grangeville ID

Grangeville photos: https://picasaweb.google.com/116295225967819263686/Day8ToGrangevillaID?authkey=Gv1sRgCLu0j5e24J65nAE#

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Aug 20, 2012 - Osoyoos, BC to Grangeville, ID

I’ve been dreading this entry for days… too many events, too many interesting tidbits, too many towns and stops. How much will I remember… how much can I fit in one entry before people start dozing off… or say “F-it” and close the page? Let’s find out! Our journey through the North Country is finally coming to an end… our little ‘Milepost’ book & map are worn, torn, and ready to be retired. It’s a good thing too, because we’ve been burning through gas money like a 5th grader goes through Halloween candy. We’d normally spend about $100 a...

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Jun 22, 2012 - Grangeville, ID

We moved up here to Grangeville, ID on June 21st. The main reason we stopped here is that we have some friends that live on a mountainside near Kooskia, ID. The road from here to Kooskia is very scenic - as are most of the roads around here. There is the Nez Perce Scenic Byway and the Northwest Passage Scenic Byway running through this area of Idaho. The Nez Perce Byway actually traces part of the route that the Nez Perce Inwhichdians traveled from Enterprise, ID to Bear Paw Battlefield near Chinook, MT. The Nez Perce Indians were the...

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Where RV Going Next?

Jul 5, 2011 - Grangeville, ID Temp 89

Set the alarm again today. We had a purpose this morning. When we left the theater last night, we stopped at the car wash and found that they had an area at the end of the building to accommodate the washing of RVs. So after a quick breakfast, we exited our campground and while Bob drove the RV, Barb and Darby followed in the CR-V. We drove into Mountain Town and spent about 1 hours spraying all the dust off the Phaeton. And there was alot of dust!! (see the photo of the RV exiting the road to the campground) Then we headed to...

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Mar 30, 2011 - Grangeville, Idaho

Today we drove about 50 miles to visit the little town of Grangeville. We had a nice Mexican lunch and enjoyed a bit of shopping. The views along the Salmon River were outstanding. This whole area is quite amazing. It has a lot of wilderness areas with tons of wildlife and natural beauty. The critter count today was 12 deer, two white mountain goats, prairie dogs and tons of Magpies and other birds. We are enjoying our stay in this part of the country much. More later from Idaho.

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Jun 14, 2010 - Detour -- Via Central Idaho

Tom: Our plans to take the southern Idaho route to the “high country” to visit the Tetons before heading north to our scheduled month’s stay south of Livingston needed a fix. The weather in the high country was still predicted as “iffy”, and of course we’ll have the option to return via that route after our visit to Montana. Instead, we opted to travel a bit north, and take at least a portion of the route first pioneered by Lewis and Clark just a short 205 years ago. That would point us towards north central Idaho, along portions of the...

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Jul 25, 2009 - Traveling Idaho "back roads"

Sometimes you need to get off the concrete divided ribbon of travel and find a two lane road that you have never taken and see how it will bring you to your next adventure. Barb and I decided to travel from the Rupert area to Spokane, WA on a less traveled route, hwy, 55 and 95 which moves north and south through the state of potatoes... This route travels through canyons, beside the rivers and over the farming hills of the state. Small towns are your stop and go style as you travel. You tend to wave at everyone and anyone who passes you on...

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May 29, 2009 - Grangeville, ID

Our reason for visiting Grangeville had always been their 4th of July celebrations but that changed after meeting Dave and Nancy Harmon. Dave befriended us when we were having some problems with the missing foot on a landing jack and we have been friends since that fateful day. They live in a mountain cabin that has one of the wonder views of Idaho. Can you imagine how awful it must be for them to sit and look at this view day after day after day? How boring can that be. Oh, if you squint, you can see Montana. There is one drawback and...

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