Friday, March 4, 2016

Northern Idaho

When we left Williston, ND, heading west, we started out on Hwy hundred and some odd miles later and we were still on Hwy 2 crossing into Idaho.  We didn't plan it, it just happened that way :)...

Like many roads through the mountains, this one follows along the path cut by a waterway.  Our trail blazer from Western Montana into Northern Idaho was the Kootenai River.  It led us up farther and farther until we were only about 30 miles from the Canadian border.  Still heading west, but definitely north, too...

We stopped to stretch our legs at the Moyie River Canyon Bridge...

...then we got back on Hwy 2.  Following its winding path as it veered south towards Bonners Ferry and then on to Sandpoint and Lake Pend Oreille. 

Ya'll, we were really excited to be in this particular part of the country.  It's somewhere that we have only seen online (Dan has been there, kids and I haven't) and thought that maybe one day we just might want to settle down and call home.  Maybe ;).

Well, the weather was not on our side this time.  Anyone that has spent time in the mountains knows how fast the weather can change.  And change it did...the clouds dropped down from the sky and completely surrounded us.  We saw absolutely NOTHING.  Not town, not lake, not nothing.  Hmph. 

It started to snow so we decided to high tail it out of there before we ended up stranded.  Idaho, we'll be back for a redo for sure! 

1 comment:

  1. Bummer! I hate when the weather doesn't cooperate, but it looks like what you did get to see was magnificent! I love that last sentence on the sign--LOL. Someday we want to travel out that way, obviously it won't happen this year!