Before we left Pearson, I saw six F-15's taking off from Portland Airport. Seeing them take off always makes me smile. We had a good flight going to Moses Lake. Some of the things we saw were the usual--the Cascade mountains, Bonneville Dam, etc. I enjoyed snapping pictures as we went. One of the more fascinating pictures I took was of Pothole Reservoir near Moses Lake. We had never seen that before and from the air you could actually see into the various potholes in the water. I also saw some big white birds flying over the water there. Not sure if they were some sort of heron or crane. I suspect maybe sandhill cranes as they do have some at a nearby wildlife refuge. And after we landed there, we saw some C17's making approaches into the airport. McChord AFB uses it as a training airport. So it was pretty impressive to see them flying over the runway.
We had a great couple of days flying and exploring Eastern Washington and learning more about the geology and Ice Age history of that region.