Yeah I have thought about Vantage. I'll have no choice but to take I-90 on the way back. I was hoping to take Hwy 2 over and 90 back but I can't remember how steep the pass over Stevens is. It's been about 3 years since I went that way and I have never been past Leavenworth. I'm leaning on taking I-90 both ways. My biggest fear is that I have owned the bus only 5 months and have never driven it farther than 22 miles at one time. Thank God for AAA.
In case anyone cares.
I made the journey from Seattle to the east on Hwy2 over Stevens pass through Leavenworth and Wenatchee on to Quincy then down to the Gorge. I came back on I-90 and took a side trip to Snoqualmie Falls. Everything went well. My bus made it over all the hills.....slowly but she made it. Afterwards I would guess that I-90 and HWY 2 are probably not much different in the steepness but I think I-90 has a long uphill climb eastbound than HWY2. Heading west, HWY 2 would definitely be worse than I-90. I-90 west bound to Snoqualmie pass was not an issue at all. The drive or coast as I made it down to the east from Stevens pass would have been hell going west.
So, if anyone needs to know.
Heading east, I-90 and HWY 2 are identical in regards to the grade but I think I-90 is a longer climb.
Heading west, I-90 is not much of a climb at all and you have already made most of the elevation over shorter climbs earlier so that when you make it to Snoqualmie pass most of the climbing has been done. HWY 2 on the other hand is very steep and a longer climb.
The concert was great, although 3 nights might be a little much or I'm getting old. It did get pretty windy and down right cold at night but all in all a great time. I definitely did not bring enough to do while waiting for the show.
Now I just want to get out and tour Washington and head to all the little camping areas and back roads that I can in my bus. I'm in love with it now