Washington 129, between Lewiston, ID and Enterprise, Oregon, is remote, well-maintained, and a whole lot of fun. Mountain hairpins, roller coaster switchbacks, high plains, and beautiful scenery. Definitely worth the visit.
In my interview with Drew from Motoring Con Brio, I mentioned the importance of buying classic cars whose conditions are aligned with your personality and psychology.
Of course, that personality can shift over time, with experience, economic circumstances and the waxing and waning of optimistic self-delusion. Unsurprisingly, I’m not the only one to struggle with this question; Peter Egan has described this conundrum far more eloquently than I’ll ever be able to.
Mr. Jalopy of Hoopty Rides is considering a potentially nightmare Alfa Romeo project. And in the process, raises a good point: it’s not just a question of where the project starts. It’s also about what ending point will make you happy.
This summer, there was a massive fire in Cle Elum, just east of Seattle. It’s a dry and windy landscape where the Douglas Fir trees of the Snoqualmie Forest give way to dry desert steppe and prairie. By Ellensburg, famous for its annual rodeo, the transition is complete.
Surf vans from this weekend’s trip to Westport: