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July 20, 2010

Minnesota Trip : Day 1, Tuesday 29 June 2010

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The summer of 2010 trip turned out to be a car trip, not a moto trip, because I was worried that my sleep apnea would make a moto trip too risky. Plus, we can take Katie in the car. So we rented a Hertz Sebring (leather seats, Sirius radio, moonroof).

D-day … we get a late start because we can (4-wheels are more forgiving) and because we need to. Route: Lynnwood WA to Kalispell, MT ¬†with a stop in Coeur d’Alene ID for Hudson’s Burgers. Our motel room is next to a half-dozen Harleys; they hit the road earlier than we do Wednesday morning. (Google Map; the trip summary page)

Sebring Instruments

This is the first time I've ever picked up a Hertz car with less than a full tank of gas.

Owners Manual

The Digital Edition Owners Manual is useless in a rental car!


The first of many AT&T data failures. This was in CdL.


Mike waiting in line at Hudson's Burgers; he said it was a record line in his experience.


Yes, it was worth the wait!


Driving On US-93 (I Think) - See Curves On GPS


Our first encounter with mobile traffic lights for road construction.

MT scene

My first shot from the moving car, trying to capture the fabulous light and sky.


More sky - and a stereotypical red barn.


I am captivated by the light and the sky.

sunset approaches

The Sky Through A Bug-Splattered Windshield

Fire and water

Fire and Water

sunset approaches

Sunset Approaches

boat at sunset

Finally, a sunset photo composed while standing still! (facing southeast)

last glimmer

Last Glimmer Of Light As I Return To The Car (And Face West)

NOTE: these are unretouched photos from my iPhone3GS; unless otherwise noted the scenery/sunset shots were made from a moving vehicle. Click any image for a full-size version of the photo. See photos from the trip at Flickr.

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