Monday, July 12, 2010

LONG Couple Days of Driving

Arayo and I hit the road in a big way yesterday - well, big for us. We made it all the way into Idaho - just BARELY into Idaho, mind you, by nightfall Sunday night, and another fairly long day today - though we don't have much distance to show for it.

I was reminded of how vulnerable we are on this trip. Eastern Washington was hot and there is just no place to get out of the sun on days like that. I kept worrying about what would happen to Arayo if we would break down out on the plains, where the nearest farm was usually miles away, and the ones we passed didn't have much in the way of shade to hide under. We stopped every chance we got so I could resoak her Swamp Cooler.

Photos: Proof that Arayo rolled into two new States! (They didn't ask a photographer about WHERE or HOW to position the signs - background or tilted. Oh well..... The scenery is beautiful!)


  1. I always carry a reflective tarp, clamps and a couple of tomatoe poles to make shade in an emergency or a picnic stop where there is none. I clamp two ends of the tarp onto the vehicle, and the pther two on the poles. With the right tension they kind of hold the tarp up.

  2. I am happy you are having a good time!

  3. I am sure you're carrying lots of water with you. Aren't you glad you don't have to carry film!
    Who is the better rider?

  4. I am loving the photos and hearing about your trip, Newfondly, Jennie, Rufus and Malia