Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Views From Our Truck Windows

We arrived home this evening after a 2 week  trip through California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana....want to see some of our favorite views from our truck windows?  The fall season is our best trip time of all!

The first thing we do is put pumpkins on our dashboard to celebrate the fall season of the year...they seem to set the perfect mood!

We drove from California to Montana but took pictures on the return trip and that is how we will show the trip to you, in reverse order...first up Libby, Montana....
A beautiful stream surrounded by mountains, pine trees and larches.....

or a close up of the trees....

From Montana we travel to the mountains of Idaho where rivers and farmland are tucked in the folds.

Traveling south on I95 takes us to the I90 west and into Spokane, Washington.....beautiful fall colors and a spectacular bridge over a river....incredible!

 We love the look of this bridge but taking a photo of it from the window of a moving truck with cold wind blowing in was a challenge!

We turn south again in Ritzville, Washington and head down to Oregon, traveling along the Columbia River Gorge on the I84...heading West into the Portland, Oregon area....





about 30 miles out of Portland are the Multnomah Falls... luckily for us they have a big parking lot right in front of the falls....makes picture taking a lot easier....even in the poring rain!

Another turn south in the Portland area and another 300 miles of driving takes us into Northern California, and after about 100 miles we find Shasta Lake

More photos from the window of a moving truck....cold weather but beautiful scenery....

What a trip, we love the NorthWest portion of our great country....in any season...but Fall is really the best time of all...VE

7 comments:

Clara said...

My gosh, what extraordinary photos!

Runs With Scissors said...

I love the pumpkins on the dash! Do you name them? Makes me want to break out in a song! Three little pumpkins are we . . .

Love the falls and the color of the trees!

peppercorns said...

I love the Northwest too and the pictures are beautiful! Welcome home.

RWS, I'm sure they named the pumpkins VE, Mr. B, and pepper. :0)

Meeling said...

Love the pumpkins on the dash! What a fabulous idea. :-)

goodgosh said...

I'm pea green with envy ~ how beautiful the scenery is!! I agree with everyone else ~ the pumpkins on the dash are my favorite. :)

jfreda1 said...

no peanut pumpkin?
Lovely photos, thanks for sharing them.
I am loving the waterfall.

Doodle said...

Awesome shots of our countryside. Love the waterfall and lakes. We should all travel more!

I agree with Pepper ~ the names of the pumpkins. Next time, draw some happy faces for other drivers to see so they know the pumpkins are having fun too!

Love it, VE. Thanks for sharing.