Well, I finally left California. The drive from Southern California to Washington was interesting. Hopefully no more earthquakes!
I started in the High Desert and ended up in an area with cedar, fir and spruce trees. In between I went through the Raisin capital of the world, the Olive capital of the world and the Grass Seed capital of the world. Wow, a lot of capitals!
Before looking at the next pictures, you need to remember that I am from Georgia so snow is not something I saw very often. I couldn’t get used to the snow and the mountains -
The following was taken from a truck stop. I’d love to have a view like this out my door. Wait, I guess I do – my view is everywhere I travel!
Just a couple of days ago, I saw some traffic on TV and thought that I had been extremely lucky in my travels because I had not hit any bad traffic. Well, that was before I got to Tacoma and Seattle. I had been warned and had read that the traffic in that area can be bad. But I was arriving on a Sunday and didn’t think it would be bad. Wow, was I wrong. The picture below of stop and go traffic was taken about noon on Sunday.
According to my GPS, it only delayed me about 8 minutes but I couldn’t believe there was that much traffic on a Sunday. I haven’t figured out when I will leave but I definitely don’t want to leave during rush hour.
As some of you know I had hoped to catch the tulip festival. On driving to the campground I went about a block away from some fields. Fields of Pink, Purple, yellow and red. I guessed they were tulips, but wasn’t close enough to tell. More on my visit to the tulips and other things in the area later--