Getting closer and closer to home.
This morning, as soon as we began our drive I spied this little fellow:
Seems like he's more legs than anything else. He reminds me of the Tin Man in Wizard of Oz.
We had a really pleasant early drive on smooth, straight roads in a valley between mountains. Just the way I like it. Along the way I snapped pictures of snow-capped mountains in the distance...
...and what I call "peek-a-boo" mountains peeping over the tops of the lower, green hills:
And almost the whole morning we drove along the Clark Fork river:
This was reassuring to me because it meant we were DOWN. On the ground. At water level.
And we were not going to fall off a thousand foot drop.
We saw some interesting exposed rock:
And then.... we stopped at a rest area and saw this little guy:
Not certain what he is. I'm thinking maybe a ground squirrel, but we couldn't get near enough to them. They had rather short tails and legs. And when they decided to run - they were FAST!
I guess no AngelMay post would be complete without at least one critter sighting.
Another nice picture of that reassuring river...
....before we saw signs announcing "Chain-up Area" and I knew we were in trouble. Trucks "chain up" before a long steep climb...
Then we saw this:
...and the next thing I knew we were careening DOWN the other side of the hard climb with me in the passenger seat leaning left - as though that would somehow keep the RV from sliding to the right and off the highway into the tree-speared abyss below.
We lived through two of these downhill please-check-your-brakes and runaway-truck-exit nightmares before finally reaching Coeur D'Alene.
We are now parked. And if not for the Siren Song of home.... I might never un-park again. :)
At least we are back in the Pacific Time Zone. Hooray!
PS - No wifi in tomorrow's RV park so this is sign-off until we reach home.