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No matter how much a person loves the place she lives, I think it’s always good to have a change of scenery. Yesterday Marcy and I and our dogs headed south to explore some of the coulee country spread across northern Douglas and Grant Counties. We enjoyed vast views across the flat wheat land of the Waterville Plateau with constantly changing weather conditions from sun breaks to various kinds of clouds and scattered rain showers. And then there were the geologic wonders of the water-carved coulees and amazing Dry Falls, left behind by the Ice Age Floods that occurred and reoccurred thousands of years ago.

It was a good day.

We got off to a late start on our honeymoon road trip on Tuesday the 24th. Once on the road we made good time, getting into Oregon, just across the Columbia for our first camp. As has been the trend this spring, it was colder than expected.

Methow Valley

One of the Methow crossings

 

The mouth of the Okanogan River

 

Chief Joseph Dam spilling water on the Columbia.

 

Driving through Douglas County’s dryland wheat fields.

 

A rest stop at Dry Falls for an update on local geology.

 

On the road again driving through the Grand Coulee.

 

Uh oh, stop lights.

 

Driving through irrigated agriculture fields

 

You have to drive through some not so pretty industrial areas to get to the good stuff.

 

Crossing the Columbia River for the third time.

 

Sunset and a family of Canada Geese on the Columbia.

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