Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

On the snowy road to Sedona

In our driveway at the start of our journey.
On the road again ... through rain, snow, sleet and wind from western Washington, over the Cascades, into Idaho, Montana, Utah, and finally Arizona. Right now we're at a hotel in Sandy, Utah, where it's snowy and cold. Tomorrow we'll stay in Flagstaff and the next afternoon head down to Sedona.

Heading over the Snoqualmie Pass in Washington.

Snow-laden trees in eastern Washington.

We stopped in eastern Washington to visit Julia and the rabbits. Here she is with adorable little Charlie. The next day it was foggy and snowy through Spokane and into Idaho and Montana. We spent the night in Missoula, Montana.

Food highlight: A romantic, two-hour dinner at the Pearl Cafe in Missoula. Above is Dave's curried carrot soup and below are our desserts. That's a deconstructed German chocolate cake and a Belgian chocolate mousse. Everything from appetizers through dessert was exquisite, and we were seated at a cozy corner table by the fireplace. Bonus: The music consisted largely of laid back tracks from my favorite band, the Grateful Dead.

This morning it was back on the highway through more snow plus sleet, high winds and some near whiteout conditions. Can't wait for that Arizona sunshine!

Have a colorful day


The Idaho Beauty said...

Man, the weather gods are not treating you kindly (or you have terrible timing!). At least you had that lovely respite in Missoula.

Julia DesertSpring said...

They really played Grateful Dead throughout dinner? That's a major bonus!

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Forecast is looking great for the next 10 days, so come ahead! See you next week!

Robbie said... know the food caught my eye right away! HA Have a safe trip..warm weather is your way!!!

Robbie said...

WOW...what a great looking room!!! Good for you!! Nice to live like the rich and famous if only for a night! HA