Hello from Clarkston, WA (belated)
Draft started Saturday evening – May 12, 2018 (First post of this travelogue)
Posted Sunday May 20, 2018 (schedule has been kind of hectic since we got back including two more graduations of grandkids).
This is a quick trip so that we could celebrate our Grandson’s graduation from the University of Idaho with a masters degree in Geology. The university is in Moscow, Idaho about 25 miles north of here. Motel rooms are hard to find for the graduation weekend and prices are quite high. As a result we booked an Airbnb in Clarkston (Google Map Link)
If you look at the map, we are right on the Snake river. It is gorgeous here and the apartment is really neat. Unfortunately, our short time here has been very hectic and we have not had much time to enjoy the amenities.
Thursday we flew into Boise and drove about 6 hours to get here. The difference in airfare was significant as compared to Spokane. Besides, we were told that the scenery on the drive here was great. Well, the term “great” does not adequately describe the amazing rolling hills, mountains and rivers along our route. This is wheat country and the rather steep hills are covered with beautiful young green wheat crop.
Friday we drove to Pullman, WA and met with the Jeute family for breakfast. Pullman is where Thomas and Klara live. He commutes to Moscow, ID for classes – about 20 miles. After breakfast we drove to Moscow and toured the campus, with an emphasis on the Geology building. We got to see Thomas’ office and some of the class rooms where he taught classes. In the evening we had a wonderful family dinner at a restaurant in Pullman.
Saturday we met at the University for the graduation ceremony. The ceremony was very special with a parade of the graduates across the campus led by a bagpipe band. The keynote speaker (the lead rocket scientist at Space X) was great. After graduation we met in the park across from Thomas’ apartment and had a fun cookout. Then we headed back to the Airbnb.
As noted earlier, our Airbnb was in Clarkston, Wa. The adjacent city is Lewiston, ID. Both of these towns were named for the Lewis and Clark expedition that explored the area.
View of Clarkston, WA and Lewiston, ID
Sunday we set the alarm for 3:00AM and left at 4:00 for our 6 hour drive back to Boise. As noted earlier, the scenery was breathtaking.
That is all for this trip