After visiting Pullman, Washington I headed the short drive across the border to Moscow, Idaho to meet up with my cousin Alyssa. We met up for breakfast and she toured me around the University of Idaho where she attends school. After a pit stop at the auto parts store I had what i needed for the drive to Boise, Idaho.
After a long day of driving I found a nice campsite and setup for the evening an hour or so from Boise. It ended up being a very cold on account of the fact that it was late October in Northern Idaho at nearly 5000′. I stayed warm in my bed though and woke up to a beautiful, albeit, crisp morning.
My best friends rocky and Ari live in Boise and I couldn’t just say “hello” and keep driving. I stayed for a couple days to catch up, drink beer, and have some fun before continuing the journey. While I don’t have photos of us from this trip here’s one of them from August when I visited for a week.
The next morning I awoke to a sunrise as stunning as the moonrise the evening before. I made the last of the drive into Denver and enjoyed a fun evening with my friend Jason and his Family!
The next stop was Denver, Colorado. I would take a couple days to get there but was on the way and I had co-worker that I wanted to meet up with and be friends.
Oct. 28, 2020
My first day was spent driving to Utah. Where? Literately the border. Where Idaho 81 meets Utah 42. There is a dirt road that is basically the border and you follow that up into the desert for a lovely campsite in the Sawtooth National Forest.
Oct. 29, 2020
I headed into Utah the next morning and decided to solve a worry I had. What if I lose my key or it stops working? I had a spare key but it doesn’t do much good to have that key It’s hard to call someone to break into your vehicle when you have no service in the middle of nowhere. Form makes a key pad that is completely wireless and can be attached on the outside of the vehicle. This was the perfect solution. I headed to a Ford dealer in town to acquire one. After telling them they sold me the wrong part, and waiting for three hours for them to realize, I was indeed correct. I had to go to a different dealer to get the correct version of the key pad. This ended up taking the majority of the morning and early afternoon. I wasn’t in a rush, so I found a nice hike in the area and drove that way.
Oct 30, 2020 – Oct. 31, 2020
I stayed that night in a truck stop before heading out the next morning for a beautiful drive across Wyoming. This was a day of driving across big open plains and enjoying the scenery!
The real highlight of this day was the campsite I found. I stopped for a break at a rest stop and realized behind me was the Wick/Beumee Wildlife Habitat Management Area. Which was ripe for camping. The only concern was the treacherous roads. But the van handled the mud and snow great.
The next morning I finished the drive into Denver and met up with my friends Jason and Rachel for some Halloween shenanigans.