This was it!
We left Spokane relatively early and headed west for the final leg of the trip. Now, I didn't know this, but after you cross the Rockies you still need to drive over the Cascade Mountains. Maria had mentioned that they were better than the Rockies, but I couldn't conceive of such a thing as we drove through the Rocky Mountains.
I was wrong, she was right.
This bunch was taken at a scenic rest area in the Cascades, so I took one of the panoramic shots with my Galaxy Nexus. It came out pretty well, I think.
It was breathtaking stuff. If you ever go to the west coast, take a drive out there. You can get to Spokane from Seattle in something like 5 hours, and it's worth it if you've never seen real mountains. I'll never forget them, that's for sure.
We ended up driving around Seattle to the east and staying in Lynnwood that afternoon when we finally made it, so I could see the city for the first time when it wasn't rush hour.
It was worth it, more pics to come!