We left the Belltown Inn in Seattle at about 7:30am and at the recommendation of the front desk staff went down the street to a little cafe for some coffee and a breakfast to hit the road with.
The map below explains everything. The weather had gotten significantly worse in the 2 days we had been in Seattle. Before there was dry ground, clear roads and bright sunshine. Now this had all be replaced with the desolate snow that we had thought we had left behind (although to be fair we haven’t seen much this year). Snoqualmie Pass was worse
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Friday was a day of driving. We left Missoula around 10 am and set forth on our 8 hours drive across 2 and a bit states.
Not much to say except to describe the different landscapes and weather patterns we encountered. We left the foothills of Montana and crossed the mountain pass into Idaho and washington state.
We travelled through Idaho after about 40 minutes passing through Coeur d’Alene before crossing into Washington state and stopping in Spokane for some lunch (we had breakfast) at a quaint local place called the Kalico Kitchen. (Which was a finalist in the Best
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We spent Christmas morning the way many do — opening ‘stocking’ presents in our pajamas, and eating chocolate and mandarin oranges. We had ‘sticky buns’ (cinnamon buns to me) for breakfast, then opened our ‘non-santa’ presents. For lunch, I made my first attempt at Wife Saver. It’s a pretty great recipe, if you’ve never tried it — basically a french toast/fritatta casserole thingy. And super-tasty. Look it up if you are unfamiliar!
For Christmas Dinner, we went back over to The Lucas’s — The same family that hosted the gingerbread extravaganza on Christmas Eve (it should be noted that this
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