The hilly landscape is different from the rain soaked coniferous forests of the Puget Sound, but also different from the arid vistas of Eastern Washington.
I had such a great time painting there, I hope I could go back again. I even sold a painting! I never got to take a good picture of it, but here it is:
The people in Republic were nice and welcoming. One of the highlights was meeting this guy who was riding a mustang that he caught and then raised himself! A real life cowboy.