Craig's big road trip

Day 2 - Yakima to Bend
The starting point
Day 1 - Seattle to Yakima
Day 2 - Yakima to Bend
Day 3 - Bend to Mt. Shasta
Day 4 - Mt. Shasta to Oakdale
Day 5 - Oakdale to Tehachapi
Yosemite National Park
Day 6 - Tehachapi to Las Vegas
Day 7-10 in Las Vegas
Day 11 - Las Vegas to Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon N.P.
Day 12 - Grand Canyon to Kayenta
Day 13 - Monument Valley
Day 14 - Kayenta to Telluride
Day 15 - Telluride
Day 16 - Telluride to Glenwood Springs
Day 17 - Glenwood Springs to Idaho Springs
Day 18 - Idaho Springs to Golden
Day 19 - Golden to Amarillo
Day 20 - Amarillo to Tyler
Day 21 - Tyler to Lake Charles
Day 22 - Lake Charles to Waveland
Day 24 - Waveland to Pensacola
Day 25 - Pensacola to Gainesville
Day 26 - Gainesville to Titusville
Day 27 - Kennedy Space Center
Day 28 - Titusville to Clearwater
The finishing point

Wednesday April 2, 2003.
From Yakima I headed briefly southeast on Interstate Highway 82 and then turned southwest onto Highway 97 towards Goldendale.  I refueled at Goldendale and then went west along Highway 14, following the Columbia River Gorge on the Washington side as far as The Dalles.
At The Dalles I crossed the river and backtracked along the Gorge eastwards on the Oregon side.  The road following the Gorge on the Oregon side is a freeway.  Preferring smaller roads, I turned off the freeway and took a minor and much more interesting route up through the hills until I met Highway 97 once more, and followed it south down the middle of Oregon, across high windswept rolling plains until I reached the town of Bend, where I am now settled for the evening in "The Riverhouse" motel.
In contrast with yesterday's decidely alpine terrain, today was a day of rolling hills, and horizon to horizon textured skies.
Distance travelled today:  259 miles
Total driving distance for trip:  459 miles
Driving time in motion today:  5 hours 20 minutes
Average speed while in motion today:  47 mph

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