27 months in 400 sq ft Living on the Road

Two years and three months living on the road in a 400 sq ft MotorHome and we're still married and loving life. Here's where we've been and what we did during the most recent three months, August-October 2016.

The month of August every year has been, and will always be, spent in Bozeman Montana with our grandchildren. By then summer tourist traffic has declined, the weather is great and our grandchildren haven't started their new school year.

The next leg of our journey: Bozeman MT -> Missoula MT -> Coeur d'Alene ID.

Our happy place in Bozeman MT where our grandkids live

Sleepovers are treats for both generations

And another sleepover

One of many trips to the pool

Rob always has a kite handy

Exploring locally

Always a trip to Yellowstone National Park

Old Faithful is always worth the trip

Staying active even on the road

And a date night in downtown Bozeman

A day trip to Lake Pend Oreille ID

One of the many colorful farms in our path

We want/need to check out communities that might be our landing place when we've seen it all. Wenatchee WA has been touted as that perfect place so we planned our next stop to include a day of exploring there.

Next leg: Coeur d'Alene ID -> Ellensburg WA -> Potlatch WA -> Mt Rainier WA.

Our first view of Mt Rainier, ~170 miles away.

The mighty Columbia River Gorge

Doing my part for the apple and pear harvest

And it's a big production

And through the countryside

Dinner on the waterfront in Gig Harbor

Our favorite parking spot = 10 yards from the water

Our window with a view

A day trip to Olympic Natonal Park

We were on our way to the Rain Forest but got sidetracked in Port Angeles with the blue water, clear skies and clean air.

The ferry to Victoria BC travels 23 miles and passes Mt Butler WA

Mt Rainier takes your breath away from any angle or distance

The Pacific North West is a favorite - water, mountains, forests, national parks . . . , so much to see, so little time. We would love to live there, and then it would snow.

Next leg: Mt Rainier WA -> Portland OR -> Crooked River Ranch OR -> Crystal Crane Hot Springs OR

Portland OR has it all. We started with a sunset kayak cruise on the Willamette River - 5.5 miles in 3 hours. We did it!

A little park entertainment

Took a short trip to Texas and was treated to this on return - Mt Rainier AND Mt St Helens - my window view.

We took the opportunity to research living spaces and the Willamette River is very appealing - in the summer

And a day trip to Mt Hood

And another view of Mt Hood

Heading south to the Crooked River Ranch and enjoyed autumn along the way

Our back yard

AND a golf course

Enjoyed rock climbing - from afar

Some RV parks are more accommodating than others

A short layover at rustic Crystal Crane Hot Springs was an absolute delight

It wasn't easy leaving the Hot Springs, waking up to 38° freshly rained mornings for a plein aire dip in the natural springs

Next leg: Crystal Crane Hot Springs -> Winnemucca NV -> Salt Lake City UT -> Bryce Canyon NP UT

Never pass up a sand dune. Ever.

Checked out a ghost town

Some things just never change in Nevada

Entering the Salt Flats

Where salt comes from

Bingham Canyon Mine - the largest man-made excavation on Earth - in the background

Where those sailboats spend summers

The Historic Saltair, built in 1893 as a spectacular salt water bathing resort, has morphed into a popular concert venue.

The performing arts center for the world-renown Shakespeare Festival at Southern Utah University

Bryce Canyon NP - as breathtaking as The Grand Canyon

Kodachrome Basin State Park

Our new BFFs heading to Bryce Canyon NP - their way

Utah has five National Parks and we were awestruck by all of them, on every visit.

Next leg: Bryce Canyon NP -> Zion NP -> Flagstaff AZ -> Gallup NM -> Weatherford TX

Next stop - muscle stretches

Tour through Zion NP and a lookout window in the mountain

View from the other side of the lookout window

More rock climbers

I hiked the Virgin Narrows, often in knee deep rapids

The welcoming committee

Good morning sunshine

Our neighbors enjoy a little more rustic than we do

Flagstaff on Historic Route 66

Found beauty at a roadside stop at the Continental Divide

It's good to be home again

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