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Brothers Traveling Together 2011…Day 8

snakeclearUp at 630 AM and down to Vern and Kathy for breakfast.  Dave, Vern, and Kathy headed out fishing and caught 5 more steelhead while I headed out to Moscow, Idaho and the University of Idaho.  On the way to Moscow, I took some photos of the confluence of the pulpmillClearwater and the Snake rivers as they meet in Lewiston, ID. 

Lewiston is dominated by a huge pulp plant.  The sky opened up and it started to rain on my way to the U of Idaho.  It was a very nice campus with a mixture of new and old buildings that were very well kept.  uofi3The people on the campus treated me very well and I enjoyed touring the basketballuofi5 facilities.  One of our basketball players, Jason Johnson, is touring the campus this month.


moonI headed back to Vern and Kathy’s place and we took an hours rest and then headed to the Nes Perz Indian museum. Very interesting .  Went out to eat at the Rooster Restaurant in Clarkston, WA.  Good food.  We are about packed for our trip home tomorrow.  We could see the moon through the clouds as we headed to the boathouse.  

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Posted by on October 12, 2011 in idaho, Washington, weather



Brothers Traveling Together 2011…Day 4

001We had a great trip to Vern and Kathy’s003 home.  Pretty much all 2 lane all the way. It was dark when we left Portland and we headed up the Colombia River.   up, it was clear that it reminded me of the Rhine River in Germany but about 3 times as wide.  Libby and I stayed on the Rhine in an apartment for two weeks last year.  Dave and I noticed that there were many vineyards on the Washington side of the Columbia River and other crops on the Oregon side. 

008As we made it up the Colombia, we saw a sign for Walla Walla, Washington wow, it was a surprise and a joy.  Great food, wine, onions and great weather.  The town has two colleges, a minor league league baseball team the “Sweets”, many candy and wine009 stores.  A real find.

We passed through about 5 small villages in the countryside before we reached the Idaho borders.  We got our fishing licenses and then headed out to Vern and Kathy’s gorgeous river home.


It is a beautiful location.  After a long visit, Vern started the BBQ and fresh salmon went on the grill.  With that we had fresh tomatoes and lettuce out of the garden, home made rice, and finished the meal off with a fresh baked rhubarb piece alamode. 020

We all talked into the evening and then headed up road to their “boat house” where we slept.  What a  fun day.

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Posted by on October 10, 2011 in Driving, idaho, oregon, Washington, weather