Today was about making miles.
As you can see from the pictures below, things were pretty flat. I went from La Grange OR this morning, through the remainder of Oregon, across Idaho (speed limit 80 mph by the way for cars), across Utah and about 4 miles into Wyoming to Evanston WY. Which means I can have beer with dinner unlike in dry Utah – after a long day, it will be very welcome.
Lets see – some of the things I saw along the way today? I passed over the old Oregon Trail wagon train route – I am not following the classic route as I am jumping back to the high plains by going through Wyoming.
I passed but decided not to stop at the Golden Spike Point historic site (the gold spike for the joining of the transcontinental railroad across the US). There was no particular indication how far off the highway it was and how interesting can a stretch of railway track be – regardless of how significant it was to the economic development of the country?
Other things – I passed by an airbase in Idaho which had lots of Air Force A-10 Thunderbolts (aka – Warthogs) flying around with several F-18 jets – which I assumed where probably US Marine Corps jets – since the A-10 is a ground attack aircraft and they were probably doing joint service ground attack exercises. The Navy flies the F-18 Hornet as well but I couldn’t think of a good reason for the Navy to be flying in northern Idaho however.
Not a lot of pictures today – but here are some, in chronological order to give you an idea of how the terrain is changing – from flat and dropping off table lands to the arid high plains.
Fun trip so far and the weather has been good so far – I hope it holds out well.