By design, we made few plans for stops between Billings and Olympia, as we have seen this territory before and will do again in the future. On Easter Sunday, April 21st, we had went 442 miles in little over eight hours of driving. This was our longest day on this trip, but a pleasant and scenic drive on I-90 over the continental divide and along the Clark Fork River. We ended up at an RV park in St. Regis, Montana.
On Monday we were able to visit and take to lunch nephew Bob Seale on our way through Idaho, where he now works for the City of Post Falls. We had our final night at one of our favorite state parks above the Columbia River at Vantage. This left us only three hours to get home on Tuesday April 23, so we could park the trailer in the early afternoon and start moving back into our house.
Here are some summary statistics from our trip:
Total Miles driven: 8029
States visited: 25
Total Expenditures: $7,553, of which Fuel-$1960, Camping-$1,089, Lodging (hotels)-$943, Repair/maintenance on the Trailer-$1850 and the remainder for souvenirs, dining, park and museum admissions, etc.
Cultural, Historical, Natural Sites visited: Over 50 (Presidential-8; Battlefields-4; Civil Rights-3; Other history-24; Art-13; Natural Sites-6 None of the above includes the many pleasant evenings camped along rivers and reservoirs enjoying some rural serenity in all parts of the country.