Homer Odyssey – Ellensburg, WA – Haiku 7
Haiku 7 – Ellensburg, WA
Ebony hides shine
in summer sun, cows munch grass
moo, stare at humans
We’re spending our second of four nights in the state of Washington. This part of the drive has been filled with winding roads ascending and descending. The weight in our trunk acts like an accelerator when we drive down the 3% – 6% inclines, so to control my car I decelerate so slowly even heavy trucks pass me. Even, still the car seemed at times to be following it’s own mind on the drive to Yakima, Washington yesterday. So after we checked out of the hotel today, we dropped by Jiffy Lube in Yakima. A tire rotation, brake flush, engine cleaning, and other minor repairs are giving a better drive and control.
Now, excitement is beginning to settle in. I’ve driven 1,241 miles and in just three days we’ll be boarding the Alaska Ferry.
The cows graze in a field across the street from our hotel here in Ellensburg.