By: Jessie Diggins
It’s amazing, the things you learn about your teammates when you’re crammed into a van on the road from West Yellowstone, Montana to Silver Star, Canada. And the pictures aren’t bad, either.
This is how we started out…
And this is the van 2 hours later.
I learned that Kuzzy secretly wants to snuggle up to Cook. I learned that if I go into the trailer to dig out my passport, I’ll get locked in the dark for 10 minutes. I learned that I get nauseous on the twisting road through the mountains. Don’t get me wrong; the drive was beautiful, but I had to close my eyes a lot to keep from getting carsick with all the swooping turns.
Welcome to Idaho!
But the biggest thing I learned today? Yogi Berra has a lot of good quotes for traveling. Thanks to Adele Espy for sending me some quotes in an email. It made my whole day better.
“If you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
“Nobody goes there anymore…it’s too crowded.”
and…”If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.”
We stopped in Omak, Washington for the night at the Omak Inn. Best hotel I’ve ever been in, period. There was a full-on couch in our spacious room!
Next morning we set out to cross the Canadian border. As expected, I got a lot of crap for being a dual-citizen. And somehow, I’m being made fun of for having an accent. Weird, since usually I get slammed for having a Minnesotan accent. Not sure how I can have both…
The Okanagan Valley. And the Ogopogo lives in the that lake. For those of you who don’t know, the Ogopogo is the Loch Ness of the West. It’s a sea serpent. Don’t believe me? Google it. It’s there.
Crossing into Canada…
And the coolest thing of the day? Seeing a Nordic Skier painted onto the side of building. YEAH!
So close! So close! Following the elevation on Jennie’s GPS was cool to watch as we climbed up to Silver Star.
Silver Star is such a beautiful town; the trees are perfectly frosted with snow, the houses are adorable and all different shapes and colors, and at night most of them are dressed to the nines with twinkling lights. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any good pictures as it was getting dark when we arrived but I will post some soon on my website: jessiediggins.com.
Our house is sweet, but nothing’s as cool as the bunk room where the boys are sleeping.
Cook showing off the “man cave”.
I think it’s appropriate to end this post with a good ‘ol Yogi Berra quote:
“I never said most of the things I said”.