As much as I prefer not to write about the weather, I will say this: This morning was nice. It was pleasantly chilly, and everything was fresh from a light overnight rain. There, that’s all I’m going to say about the weather.
A week or so ago I read Al the Stargeezer’s beautiful description of how he and Kelly love the Southwestern United States and especially its mountains. (Click on the highlighted text to read his description.) In a fit of fantasy, I suggested to Al that they make their home here in the Southwest rather than in Bayfield, Ontario, Canada. Fat chance of succeeding at that, I told myself.
In my suggestion, I offered the Northwest to him for summer travel: Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, even parts of California, further north into British Columbia.They all have wondrous mountains as well as water, trees, and even some desert areas. Then I regaled Al about the wondrous fruits available in the Northwest, knowing that he likes FOOD.
That's when it struck me. If I’m going to write so much about the Northwest, why don’t I put it into Our Life on Wheels? We’ve seen and done a lot in the Northwest, and to get you started, here are some of our favorite mountains. Mount Hood, Oregon Mount Rainier, Washington
You can see more in our web album Western Mountains.
I talked about fruit in the Northwest. We’ve been able to fill our freezer with goodies like ripe peaches, cherries and blueberries from our northern states. We could also mention apples from near Placerville, California.
Cape Disappointment on the Washington Coast:
Who could ever get bored with the northwestern part of our country, especially when you can come home to Southeastern Arizona for the winter?