Mountain View Lodge
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Hard to believe that one week from now will find us boarding a plane in Vancouver, B.C, where we'll fly overnight to Heathrow, arriving Monday afternoon. We're hoping to knock ourselves out on the flight with ZzzQuil, so we can wake feeling refreshed enough to enjoy our first stop - Avebury - on the way to our lodging for the first night.
Hopefully we won't suffer from jet lag too badly!
... cool, wet, damp, cloudy weather will do my soul good.
Print out all our vouchers for car hire, itinerary, etc. and remember to take them.
Go to AAA and get travel cards and cash in pounds sterling.
Clean the house and get Sidra set for two weeks of house/pet sitting
And probably a few other things that I'll remember the day before we have to leave.
... watched the temperature on the car thermometer climb from 92 to 94 to 96 to 98 degrees!
Driving the Highway 97, the scenic byway, we stopped at the Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River. At over a mile long, this is the second largest dam operated by the US Army. We were the only visitors to the dam this particular morning and were greeted by a cute rock hog having his breakfast. In fact, he was so still and let me get so close that ...
... into town and the IGA supermarket and get some supplies for the week Beer,Wine etc etc.The shop has the best fresh produce and we get some salad and some frighteningly cheap cod for dinner.
On the way back to the cabin we see a couple of elk grazing in amongst the few houses nearby.
On arriving back we sit on the deck looking at the fantastic view with a beer and a wine then Cod Chips and salad cooked wonderfully by Jackie which is superb .I think we are going to enjoy ...
The Plan: walking in the park with dinner at the hotel What really happened- You know how every holiday you do something that in retrospect seems a bit foolhardy. Today is that day for us. We decide to get up early and walk the skyline loop. It is 5.5 miles long but the estimated time is 4.5 hours. I assume this is because of the steep ascent and the fact we are a mile above sea level. All is fine as we climb up, although Owen ...