From Portland, OR to Bozeman, MT and so many places in between. My family and I explored four states, drove over 900 miles, played at 9 different playgrounds, made new friends, saw old ones and ate lots of french fries and ice cream! Here are some of the highlights from the Pacific Northwest to the West? Is Montana considered the West? Cuz it’s pretty far east from Cali. Anyway, the first leg kicked off in Portland, Oregon. You can read all about that by clicking here. Below are some of the highlights from the second leg of the trip.
From Portland we made our way east on the 84 towards Pendelton. When I told Michael we were going to the home of the iconic wool blankets he got very excited and went a little crazy. He did some serious damage at the Pendelton outlet and we now have a massive collection of wool blankets. Picnic anyone? Driving next to the Hood River was fabulous. We stopped several times along the way to explore places like the beautiful Multnomah Falls. I need to go back when I’m not trekking around with a human stuffed inside my body.
Pictured below: Pendelton House Historic Inn B&B If you find yourself in Pendelton, this is the best place to stay. It was charming with a wonderful host and an insanely good breakfast. The other pic is from the Pendelton factory.
The drive from Pendelton to Boise to Idaho Falls was uneventful. (I know there are beautiful places in Idaho- we just didn’t have time on this trip to see ’em). We broke up the long haul by stopping in Boise for a few hours. We went paddle boarding and played at the playground in Julia Davis park. By the time we made it to Idaho Falls we just crashed in our room. The next day was a busy one, so we got an early start and headed east again. This time our first stop was to visit my friends from The Mom’s View. Can’t drive through Idaho without shooting an episode of TMV! It was such a treat to catch up with some of my favorite mamas.
Stay tuned for the third leg of the trip!