Saturday, July 18, 2015

A family adventure

Dave decided last week that he wanted to go see some hill side combines in action.  We had no plans this weekend and grain is being harvested here, so we made plans and took the family to the road.  We had such a lovely time.  We saw some beautiful, rolling, golden wheat fields, found a few combines at work, stopped to see a rattle snake on the road, got out and saw how HUGE wind turbines are, snacked on wheat from the side of the road, had dinner at Applebee's, and then found a hotel with a pool to swim in. (We planned to go to the Clarkston water park but when we got there they told us it was a misprint on their website and the waterpark isn't open on Fridays but their indoor pool is. We figured the hotel could do that for us so we left.) We stayed the night in Lewiston, Idaho.  Our room was on the bottom level and Sabree loves riding the "alligator" up to breakfast.  This morning we got up and took the scenic route through the Palouse stopping in Colton, WA for a photo op, walking through a pet store in Pullman, driving down Main Street in Palouse, having lunch at Schmuck Park in Colfax and getting ice cream in (my favorite little town) Dayton.  We stopped and turned around here and there to get the best view of a combine, although we were a few weeks early for most of the wheat fields.  All the boys would stick their iPods out the window to take video of the machines at work.  I think Tanner was the most into it, besides Dave of course.  Tanner said the only thing that would have made it more perfect was to see a combine unloading into a grain cart while moving.  Dave said we will find one at his farm this coming week.  

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