Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Day 35 - July 18th, 2010 Republic, WA to Butte, MT

Day 35 and we've been on the road for five weeks.  In some ways it seems like we just began and in some ways, riding across Beartooth Pass, getting into the Canadian rockies, going to Dawson's D2D rally, and riding to Deadhorse seemed long ago.  But we both are looking forward to getting home and knew we were only days away.

Today we stopped for an early breakfast in Colville, WA and had two excellent omelets.  Made up for last night's snack supper.  For the two omelets with coffee, we paid $13 and change.  Same meal in Canada or Alaska would have been $25 or higher.  Pleasantly pleased.  But then we had to ask the waitress what day of the week it was and she kind of gave us a funny look before answering.

Made the decision to drive down thru Spokane to get to I-90.  Once we hit the city, it was stop and go traffic for miles before we got on the interstate highway.  Road was busy all the way thru Idaho and to Missoula.  Lake Coeur d'Alene in ID was as gorgeous as ever but the area seems to be becoming more crowded.  Did stop in Kellogg, ID where I had a job offer thirty years ago. 

Felt like we made reasonable mileage today getting to Butte, MT.  Camped at a RV park next to the interstate but chose a remote camp site to avoid traffic noise.  We're becoming less tourists and more road warriors at this point.
Did call Verizon Wireless now that I was back in the states and not roaming.  A simple reprograming of the phone and all is good.

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