In Pullman, we had dinner with Joan's Bible School teacher from Lincoln, Nebraska, who with her husband and four daughters coincidentally moved to Pullman a semester before Joan enrolled at Washington State. Helen and Fred became Joan's "second parents" and Joan and the rest of the Renner clan became and have remained close friends of the Koehlers. Fred, who died two years ago, was an agronomist who was responsible for the soil science that led to a trebling of wheat yields in the Palouse. We had dinner at the Broiler in Moscow, Idaho, with Helen and her eldest daughter, Carolyn, a classical language professor at University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Since we didn't have to be at Grand Teton on Friday to meet Andy and Kate, we relaxed our schedule and saw Helen and Carolyn in the morning, made the usual stop at the WSU dairy store for ice cream, and drove to Missoula, Montana.
The next morning, Friday, we drove from Missoula to Driggs, ID. We chose the more scenic route, going south on US 93, in the Bitterroot Valley.
|The Bitterroot River|
|View of the Tetons from the West|