Monday, June 7, 2010

Coeur d'Alene Part 3: Coming home

Pilgrim's Market (food store) in Coeur d'Alene provided great fruit, including the first organic red grapes of the season, for the drive home.
Sunday, May 30, we ran the races in the morning, crashed in the hotel, shopped at Pilgrim's and hit the road for Butte, Montana.

Also real organic Idaho potatoes and Montana Huckleberry jam.

We saw spectacular snow on mountains all the way to Billings, Montana.

Like I said... all the way... snow on mountains.....

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, in Western North Dakota, besides being vast and marvelous "badlands", is a tribute to the conservationist President.

Can't miss the prairie dogs.
Also, magpies flew from trees near us. (Too fast for my camera)

Scoria is that red stuff, which makes great gravel roads, besides being awesome.

A family friend, working in the charming little town of Medora for the summer, was our gracious host.

The Painted Canyon... have to use the word "spectacular" again....

Don drove 1100 miles... the day after running the marathon... to get us from Butte, Montana to home in Minnesota.

In Eastern North Dakota we saw the first complete double rainbows we had seen in years (city folks, you know).
In Minnesota we were treated to lightning "fireworks" in the clouds ahead of us for more than an hour.
All the way, the trip was interesting.

The annoying gray spot especially on that last picture, is permanent inside the sweet little new Canon camera I bought last November. Hmmmm.
Some of the pictures posted on this blog are by Sweet Pea... with her camera with the clean lens.

COMING SOON: the AMTRAK trip to Chicago.


ShirleyPerly said...

Wow, I can't believe how far Don drove! My limit is only 8-9 hrs. Glad you had a safe trip. I saw snow too on some mountains in Colorado last weekend and may also need to get a new camera soon (shutter doesn't open like it should).

Beth said...

I'm behind in my reading! What a wonderful trip! I need to keep reading and find out about the race. Safe travels!