On the Road Again

This past weekend Sophie and I took a road trip with our destination being Coeur d’ Alene to visit Teresa. Deciding to take a different route we found ourselves in southeast Washington driving through Palouse country. It was great being on the road again after the long winter. We head east to the Pendleton area to visit Wild Horse Casino and the Tamastslikt Cultural Center. We spent the first night in Walla Walla to visit the Whitman Mission National Monument. The following morning we head north where the highlight of the drive was when Sophie spotted a moose heading out of the woods toward the road. Neither of us had seen a moose in a very long time. What a delight.

The rolling Palouse farmland is breath taking
We saw the moose about 50 miles south of Coeur d’Alene, ID
The Wild Horse Casino
Neither of us had been to the Wild Horse Casino before.
Sophie could walk through parts of the casino as long as we stayed on the, “family path.”
We enjoyed a hamburger for lunch at the casino before heading to the cultural center.
Sophie had visited the center before but I had not.

Tamástslikt celebrates the traditions of Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla Tribes offering a 10,000-year journey in a single afternoon.

I was fascinated with this fishhook that was about 2 feet long

The Center housed many usual exhibits found in cultural centers but I found its diorama to be exceptional.

Often my favorite exhibits are the enlarged photos of real people.

All too soon it was time to head north to Walla Walla where I had secured a motel room for the night in an off the beaten path motel called the, “Garden Motel.” Part of the fun is never knowing what your going to get but our room turned out to be delightful.