Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010
After my brief recuperation in Chehalis, I set out for Longview. The night before, I had written out turn-by-turn directions to Longview, but just a few miles south of Chehalis I found one of the major routes on my itinerary closed for construction. No problem, I'll just go down this road which looks like it runs in a southerly direction. Oops. It started off southerly but soon veered east, and because of the cloudy (occasionally rainy) conditions I was unable to use the sun to determine east from south. After a while of going the wrong way, I asked a man in his yard what was up ahead. "Onalaska. You're going east." Crap. Fortunately, he gave me directions back to my intended route, and after 11 extra miles, I was back on track toward Toledo, Castle Rock and Longview.
Passing under I-5, here was a different perspective of the familiar bridge over the Cowlitz river:
Under the bridge there was this little outhouse:
And then there was lots of this:
And cattle feeding alongside the road:
And here's downtown Toledo (during rush hour):
Entering Castle Rock:
Here's downtown Castle Rock:
The Cowlitz river (w/ fishermen):
Passed this 'fixer-upper' a few miles north of Longview:
Arrived in Longview at the Hudson Inn motel. Will leave Washington tomorrow.