29 August 2013

Day 11

Boise to Seattle

“The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it. You will live in joy and peace. The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands! Where once there were thorns, cypress trees will grow. Where nettles grew, myrtles will sprout up. These events will bring great honor to the Lord’s name; they will be an everlasting sign of his power and love.” Isaiah 55: 10-13

More driving. From Idaho, through Oregon, and into Washington.

Jessie's View

I had plenty of time to think, take in the last weeks and what's ahead, and stare at my phone for entirely too long to find a hotel that doesn't break the bank. Finally found one (offering a 20% discount plus free parking for military half a mile from the Space Needle) after what may or may not have been a slight breakdown in rational communication with my loved one.

This happened upon entering one off the most majestic forested mountain arenas I've only seen in movies. 
Contrasted with the silent glory of our sunset over the Great Salt Lake, an angry storm arose and advanced against the grand peaks. The trees, firm at their feet, remained unmoved, refusing to surrender to the roaring rain. All the earth took a unified stand against each drop. Instead of the sky serenading the ridges and ripples, this time it waged war- the necessary struggle of old that built such fortitude and beauty from the beginning.

Washington State quickly beat out Utah for favorite. Going west gradually gets more gorgeous. If this keeps up, we are in for a three-year treat, my friends.

Seattle is one city I was really looking forward to being a first-time visit. It held a unique character. We were able to spend a late dinner and few hours in the city with one of Hubs' friends from Ft Bragg. Jason & Kate were so fun and so great to take us out and about. 
How cute is this little Buddy Gift? To, Jessie. Love, Best Western.
A rather extensive ROOM SERVICE MENU.
The Lunchbox

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