For your delectation and enjoyment (I hope) please find below the report of the first leg of our jaunt. One day per post. Washington & British Columbia will follow on those fora but I will post a link here.
I also attach a link to our photos - http://www.flickr.com/photos/53601297@N00/278188678/in/set-72157594351557003/
You can view them one by one with captions or as a slideshow but without captions (curse you flickr).
Questions and comments (and abuse for being wimps) welcome!