|Near St. Regis~|
|Central Washington State~|
At Ellensburg, I stopped at the truck stop & asked about the pass. The truckers were worried & wondering about it as much as I was. It started snowing lightly while I was there & lasted for a few miles out of town.
|Eastbound Emergency Rigs~|
|Trucks line the shoulder of I-90~|
I just have to brag up the Bronco. Purchased in April of 06, after my other one was totaled, we bought it with 117,000 miles. It was almost impossible - even then, to find one that was in decent condition. We've always taken good care of it, maintenance when needed etc. I drove it on this same trip in July of 2012 - to see my Dad, so this was our second long-distance haul. Not one single problem the entire way! The engine just purred & purred! The harder I worked it - the smoother it ran. I think the Bronco enjoyed his vacation from pulling the horse trailer & all the short around town trips that constitute the work week :-) Our total mileage was 2,808 & I was gone nine days. Of those nine, only three weren't on the road. I still feel like I'm moving today! The cold/wet of the great north-wet has already settled back in my bones :-)
P.S. The one thing that I noticed the most - in every state I traveled through - was the lack of snow. All the way across - there was maybe 3" of windblown snow, nothing like the Winters of old by the time January rolled around...