When you go on a long travel vacation, you just can’t resist rating things sometimes. You know–what did you like best? Well, here’s a for-fun chart of some the best and worst moments. Part of our blessings were that none of the worst moments were very bad as you can see.
|meal||Gail and Sue Stater’s salmon dinner Truly extraordinary||Leftover bagels for breakfast with no banana, but we ate.|
|restaurant meal||Happy Garden Chinese in Wallowa, OR – steak and vegetables – very tasty, excellent service||Applebee’s Asian Ribs, Kalispell, Montana. – thin cut with little meat, cooked dry and charred.|
|hotel||Shilo Inn, Moses Lake, WALarge clean room, great breakfast, good internet, convenient, and medium priced||Edgewater Inn, OR, near Crater Lake, in spite of being expensive.Not well cleaned from the last party, very skimpy breakfast.|
|roads||70 miles per hr freeways in WA||Hell’s Canyon switchbacks without guardrails|
|views||A very tough choice – I nominate Logan Pass, Montana by a hair over Hurricane Ridge, WA||Mile after mile of dry sagebrush in eastern WA|
|surprise||The height of the Crater Lake peak and the size and beauty of the lake||The great scarcity of rooms available close to Glacier National Park on both sides.|
|Enjoyable driving||Farming valleys of eastern OR, Idaho and Washington||Seattle traffic as we came back into the city at rush hour.|