Thursday, September 14, 2017

Real-life Fire Drill

A relaxing afternoon turned frantic for us when a grass fire spread into the surrounding trees near the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area near Kettle Falls, Washington on Wed., Sept. 13. We're visiting friends here for a couple of weeks. A nightmare scene started to unfold, prompting a real-life fire drill.
A roadside grass fire spreads quickly near the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area near Kettle Falls, Washington. Our hosts live on the other side of the fire, less than 2 miles from the blaze. Photo courtesy Kettle Falls fire spotter.


Friday, September 8, 2017

Wildfires Lead to Major Reroute

After spending a few days in Pocatello, Idaho to visit our friends Cami, Mike, and Beth, we decided to change our original route to our next stop, Colville, Washington. Why? Wildfires. This composite map shows our original route in magenta and our newly planned route in green overlaid on the Regional Wildfire Map provided by FireWeatherAvalanche.org.


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Changes on The Road

My summer job in Yellowstone is over, our next leg of travel has begun. We'll spend some time in Idaho, then head to Washington state for a few weeks, before heading south to eventually spend some time in Texas. As the miles tick by, I can't help but dwell on everything that will change now that we've left our home of 15 weeks behind.


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Leaving Yellowstone

As we get closer to leaving Yellowstone, I have so many mixed feelings. Feelings of anxiety, excitement, and melancholy.


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Next Leg: Yellowstone to Washington

After living in Yellowstone National Park since May, we've gotten used to some amazing things. Elk walking through our campsite. Dense forests full of life. Spectacular sights in every direction. With only 2 weeks left in my contract, we're planning our next move. We're also thinking about how much things will change in our day to day life, which I'll write about later.
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