Tuesday/ driving out east

Paul, Bryan and I have embarked on a little road trip to eastern Washington, and we stayed overnight in the little town of Ephrata.

We took Interstate Highway 90 out east, stopped in Ellensburg, and stayed overnight in Ephrata. The truss bridge is the crossing of I-90 over the Columbia River. Mommy Yum Yum was our dinner restaurant, and the tunnel covers for I-90 in the Cascade mountains will be covered up to the top with soil, to provide wildlife a way to cross back and forth over I-90 without becoming roadkill.
In and around the town of Cle Ellum. Clockwise: caboose at the old Cle Ellum railway station (out of use since the 1980s); the old Cle Ellum station depot building; a reference to the caboose in downtown Cle Ellum; post office in Cle Ellum.
Clockwise from the top: Basalt bluff overlooking Wanapum dam (in the Columbia river). petroglyphs from Indians; these images were originally located at lower elevations and would have been covered by the dam’s waters, but were relocated; petrified wood log in Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park; dinosaur model close by.

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