Saturday, June 23, 2018

22 - Ellensburg, WA

What would’ve been a long day with the trailer is a short day without. We had a wonderful breakfast of fried potatoes w/ham and huckleberry pancakes made by DaveS before heading out. We did get an earlier start than planned due to a bicycle race in Sunriver later in the day. Lots of people everywhere. North of Bend, we went through a couple of brush fires. I guess it’s that time of year. 

While on the road, Bridget searched for a pet friendly hotel on the Internet and found a place in Ellensburg, WA. This makes for a very short day tomorrow. We are headed for Vancouver, BC, by Monday afternoon. The last picture is the small lake behind the motel. 

We stopped at the St John’s Monastery Bakery on Hwy 97 and split a spanakopita made with very flaky pastry. It was delicious. Taking a picture didn’t even cross my mind. I had made a point of stopping here twice when on the Ural trip. It’s well worth a visit. 







8 comments:

SonjaM said...

The Yakima area reminds me of my road trip with Bob back in June 2010... good times.

So you swap between RVing and overnighters in a hotel?

RichardM said...

The RV is in storage for a few months until we pick it up again. After the reunion in Vancouver, we head back to AK.

Trobairitz said...

Ahhh, you did take Hwy 97. Much better than some other roads such as I-5 or I-84.

Glad you stopped at the Monastery. We too stopped for a spanakopita way back in the day driving though there. One wouldn't expect to see it located out there.

RichardM said...

We are continuing north to Leavenworth before heading west. I suspect it’s going to be crowded since it’s Sunday…

If I didn’t know the monastery was there, I would’ve went right by it.

Lynne Goebeler said...

It's amazing how much faster you can travel without the RV! That spanakopita sounds delicious!

RichardM said...

The spanakopita was very tasty. It’s a bit faster without the trailer. I have low faith in trailer tires these days...

ToadMama said...

I can't imagine lugging a trailer that far. That breakfast sounds delightful.

RichardM said...

I don’t know. We missed having the trailer...