PART 13: 2011 Western American Road Trip, Grilling at Gary’s, shopping, Brandon’s house in Ellensburg WA and 2000 Sebring convertible

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Headed to Target to pick up some things. I almost bought this but Facebook said it was awful, so I passed.

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Rogue Chocolate Stour and Hazelnut Brown Nectar

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Pepper and Ian

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Hoover likes to lay down while he eats. What a comfortable life!

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Trying a smashed potato recipe from a friend at CadillacOwners.com.

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Boil red potatoes for 25 minutes, drizzle generously with olive oil, and smash it.

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Drizzle more, add salt.

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Oregano

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25 minutes in the oven.

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Gary treated us to steaks.

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DELICIOUS

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Ian bought us a raspberry cake.

We slept well (and full) and hit the road the next morning.

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To get to Brandon’s house in Ellensburg we had to cross the Columbia River and wander up US97, a narrow and winding somewhat mountainous two-lane road. Too many trucks for my liking.

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Ellensburg

We got to Brandon’s house and met his mom, then we drove each other’s cars to Campus Burger. Here’s a review of Brandon’s Sebring convertible.

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Left: His Chrysler Sebring
Right: My Cadillac Seville

Divided into sections:

PART 1: Overview, Expenses, Map – 2011 Western American Road Trip – 6,500 Miles, 30 Days

PART 2: Joplin MO Tornado Damage, Terry’s Subaru STI in Oklahoma, Route 66, U Drop Inn, Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo TX, Leaning Water Tower

PART 3: Wigwam Motel, Meteor Crater

PART 4: Nissan Sentra Spec V, 1951 Chevy truck, Thanksgiving dinner

PART 5: Arizona International Auto Show

PART 6: In N Out Burger, NICOClub Headquarters in Surprise AZ

PART 7: Driving 1931 Ford Model A, first-generation Honda Insight, and 1967 Datsun 411 wagon

PART 8: The Grand Canyon

PART 9: Barstow CA, Arvin CA, cruising SR-99 to Lemoore CA

PART 10: Aaron in Lemoore CA – Mexican food, Autozone, and Naval base

PART 11: In N Out Burger, Northern California, Gary’s house in Independence OR

PART 12: The Pacific coast in Newport OR, Lighthouse

PART 13: Grilling at Gary’s, shopping, Brandon’s house in Ellensburg WA and 2000 Sebring convertible

PART 14: Arrival in Spokane WA, drinking, karaoke

PART 15: Drinking, eating

PART 16: Bar hopping downtown

PART 17: Eating, drinking, farewell dinner

PART 18: Heading home through Montana, Newton visits the vet

PART 19: Boulder CO, Denver CO, show at Cervantes, heading home




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