Libi’s Most Excellent Portland Adventure, Day One

Today was the first day of my most excellent adventure. I got up late (I blame Bob), but thanks to my wonderful brother Jim (he took my spare and filled it up for me), I was able to get everything done and get out of the house. My room is even clean!

I was not really going to make any stops, just rest stops, along the way to Boise, but then I saw the signs for Golden Spike National Historic Site and couldn’t resist. I’ve lived in Utah for 34 years and have never been.

I got there just in time for the running of the trains.The following pictures may seem excessive, but I’m posting them for my nephew, Trent, who loves trains.Image

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They had actors for most the roles during the reenactment, but they also pulled volunteers from the crowd.

This lady was just lovely.

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I left there and then did drive through. Going through Golden Spike added an hour to my drive, plus I was there for about 2 hours, but it was fun.

I finally had to stop at a rest stop in Idaho. My legs were tired. The VFW Post 3646 was there, serving coffee, iced tea and cookies. I got some iced tea and had a lovely chat with the couple that were manning the post that afternoon. What a lovely service to provide for weary travelers!

I had to stop and get gas in Mountain Home and then drove through to Boise. The hotel is clean. There’s free Wi-fi and a fridge in the room. And a nice comfy chair to curl up on. This will be my first night on the road alone. 

I can’t believe I’m doing this. I’ve wanted to take a vacation by myself for a while, but never knew I’d have to guts to do it. Well, here I am!

Day one over. I’m going to knit for a bit, then go to bed. I’m getting up early in the morning to get on the road early. There are a few places I want to stop on my way to Portland. 

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  1. Kat (QuilterKat)

    That is JUST FANTASTIC! I love all the pictures!

    Like

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