electronic devices have muddied the reality of the classic American road trip. Yes, a GPS makes not getting lost much easier than using maps, but then there was always a little fun in getting lost, no? Cell phones are the real culprit. Without cell phones you had to enjoy the scenery and company, now with cell phones you get to loathe both of those when you're not in cell range. Shame.
"You get seasick driving here! The hilly landscape here is a result of the massive Missuola floods at the end of the Ice age. (Check the map, go to "larger map" & choose Satellite & zoom out 1 or 2 levels. A large area from here towards the south east has a peculiar pattern of elongated, parallel hills, which can only have been shaped by massive flows of water.) St. Thiel road, part of a short (but not fast) cut between r 26 and r 260, on our way to Palouse falls." South east Washington, USA