Robinson County Park
After lunch at Cracker Barrel we headed west for a 4+ hour drive to Moscow, Idaho. It is home to the University of Idaho. It's not a place we'd normally choose to stop at, but the distance and direction worked for us and a friend of ours from Arizona went to college there. Shelly gave us a few recommendations for the area and we found a nice county park to camp at.
Moscow is in an area where thousands and thousands of acres of wheat fields just go on for ever.
Our front yard with plenty of grass for Hurley to run around on.
Enough room for the rig and the truck.
Just loved all the red maples in the campground.
Wonderful campground but not sure I'd like it during the summer? There were several yellow jacket traps set up around the campsites and they were very full.
Later we checked out Hunga Dunga Brewery and had an appetizer.
On the way back Steve spotted this giant "potato" on a flatbed truck.
There were still a few roses blooming.
We absolutely love it when we come across a wedding. This has happened several times over the years we've been fulltime. What a cute couple and flower girl.
What a sweetie!
Our last day we drove south towards Lewiston to check out the grade and grab some geocaches. Guess what? Lots more wheat fields!
You could see all the wheel marks of the tractors that made some striping in the gold fields.
We wanted to check out the grade on the way to Lewiston and see the viewpoint without the trailer.
|The view from the top of Lewiston Hill|
This ten mile section of highway 95 climbs 2,000 vertical feet of the Lewiston Hill to 2756 feet. Three miles of this grade is 6%, followed by 4 miles of 7%. While it looked intimidating, out truck did just fine geared down to 3rd with our exhaust brake.
This is what part of it looked like on our gps.
We had a few sprinkles on the way down, but the sun came out and the rest of the day was nicer.
Farms and barns.
There is a small cemetery out back with a few graves
There was a his and hers outhouse to the side of the church.
Steve agreed that they brewed some damn good beer.
The food was good too. Some yummy pork and pasta dishes.
Lucky for us the weather up in the mountains in Joseph, Oregon is still nice. A little on the cold side, but doable. We'll have full hookups in the state park.