For Christmas Day we joined Rick’s son in Vegas, with his daughter Sophia, before heading out to Utah for a rural getaway. The Airbnb “boutique barn” on the farm was cozy and Zion was snowy. It was a cool trip. Then back in Vegas for New Year’s Eve was the usual glitzy party down the strip. Overall, a fun way to close out 2018.
For our vacation this year we took the bikes on a 2-week road trip to Canada in September. We camped about half the time and had a great time. The weather held up perfectly, but then again we winged it with no plans and rode where the sun was shining (mostly). The first leg was up to Reno to visit our friend George.
Rick’s son, Anthony, lives in Spokane so we headed up there for a few days. Sticking to the 395, we camped just south of John Day, Oregon in a great, remote spot. We had to WHOLE campground to ourselves, which was perfect, until we spotted the black bear fur and tree scratches the next morning!
We spent 2 days in Spokane visiting Anthony and his family. Even better was Coure DeLaine, just 30 miles away. Idaho is even more conservative than Texas, with open carry for everyone! We like Idaho.
We spent 2 days riding around Canada with perfect weather, friendly people and great food. What’s not to love, eh?
After Canada we saw it was raining on the coast, so east we go! We had to stop on the way to Glacier National Park and hike to the Kootenai Falls.
After Glacier we kept riding in MT and found this great lakeside campsite. We have a new routine: we find a site then Lisa sets up the tent while Rick finds the nearest store for steaks and wine. It works for us!
I think Glacier National Park is prettier than Yellowstone. But this year fires had half the park closed. But we still rode to the top of Lolo Pass from the east. And needless to say, the steaks are great up here in Montana!
Route 12 in Idaho runs across the Rockies and follows a river. Last time Rick rode it, a few years ago, he hit a deer and took the bus home with his arm in a sling. He had to revisit the scene of the crime, so we camped very near the same spot..
We have a new favorite city: Boise. We liked it so much we spent 2 days there and had a great time exploring the city. I was even lucky enough to win a “Stinker Stores” frisbee at a festival!