Different Vets in the woods

Ed Bush and Bob Davis talk as the sun sets. Photo by: Juliette Lynch

Ed and Linda Bush took another several hours of their time Saturday to escort Juliette and I around to veterans in the woods of Ferry and Okanogan counties. We met two: Mike Rounds and Bob Davis.

Mike, who spent four years in the Army during the Vietnam War, has steely eyes, a cool, steady voice, and 20 gorgeous acres far above a wooded valley. For 25 years, he designed traffic patterns for major events in Seattle, a job that gave him a thorough distaste for city life. “I see living out here as definitely an escape,” he said.

Big Sky Country

Photo by: AJ Chavar

Well, we made it nearly all the way through Montana yesterday, which is saying something. They call it Big Sky Country, but everything else is on a large scale too; the mountains, the grasslands, the people and of course the state itself, which has been our longest drive across a single state yet.

We have another 300 miles and change to go, most of it being Washington, but we first need to exit Montana and cruise through the Idaho panhandle. After days averaging 500-600 miles, and yesterday's super stretch of 700 miles, this last leg will be a piece of cake (knock on wood!).

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