This morning I woke up at around 3:30am and couldn’t get back to sleep so I decided to go ahead and start driving toward home.
The night’s sleep in the Walmart parking lot was uneventful, though Jessie said she heard a horn honk shortly before we left. Maybe the horn contributed to my waking, probably more I was just excited to get home.
The sun rose as we were in eastern Washington, west of Spokane. The Palouse is so beautiful, especially when bathed in the light of dawn.
But later we drove through an area where a massive wildfire that has been burning for the last few days. A thousand fire fighters are fighting the blaze that has so far consumed more than 19,000 acres. The smell of smoke still hangs in the air and it looks like another planet, so desolate is the landscape.
So here we are, home a day earlier than planned, but glad to be back to our familiar surroundings. The trip was wonderful and we certainly have many great memories.