|Departed Abbottsford, B.C. around 9:00 a.m. We are heading towards Grand Forks, B.C. and then will drop down into the USA and head south to Yellowstone. I must admit that travelling in the States is about 50% cheaper than in Canada. Our hotel rooms are $40 - 50 dollars cheaper in the U.S. and our meals are definitely much less expensive than in Canada. Plus the gas works out to be cheaper as well. Our first stop was in Oosyoos, B.C. We have been here before and really liked it. There is a very dry climate and it is a city that has a lake right in the middle. You can see a view of the city from one of the viewpoints along the way. There are alot of wineries in this area, but we didn't stop this time around. This is one of the locations that we are considering to settle in but sooo much time to decide that. The price of houses here is off the wall, there is a smaller community just north called Oliver that is also a possibility. Bill took over the driving duties and next we stopped in Grand Forks and this is where we crossed over the border into the U.S. The border crossing was quite interesting, it was like a general store atmosphere. They did take our oranges away from us as we cannot import citrus into the U.S. We did try and explain that we had bought them in California, but no use, there were only two left anyway. So after we cleared customs and had a good chuckle about the place, I wish I would have thought to pull out my camera and take a photo, we started driving to Spokane Washington. Gased up in Chewehah, WA paid $3.339 per US gallon. Arrived there about 5:00 p.m. One of the gems of this area is the Spokane River that runs right through the heart of the city along with the Spokane Falls. Once we were done off to the next state, Idaho. We ate a quick dinner in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. This is a remarkable area, the lake is 25 miles long and about 2.5 miles wide. This part of the country is primarily a serpentine mountain road, crossing Look-out Pass and then it cruises through some lumbering towns. Got to tell ya, in some stretches through this mountain crossing the speed limit is 75 mph - nuts! There was an incredible amount of snow in some areas the snow banks were 15 feet high. We then crossed over into Montana and called it a day in St. Regis. As we crossed over the stateline, we are now on Mountain time, 2 hours difference. You know what that means, we are getting close to the end of our journey. Tomorrow will be a travel day to Yellowstone, then the fun begins, snowmobiling for the day!!! Today we chalked up 880 kilometres. Another day filled with some of North America's most-stunning high altitude panoramas.