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... and we all had a nice dinner and birthday celebration for Chris and Missi's 30th. As we left Chris spotted an American flag and said we should send a picture to Mom and Peter. I didn't see the humor until I noticed I was holding everyone's leftovers (3 boxes), something rarely seen in Australia. Check out the pics in the "Bye Idaho" ...
... Union Pacific Railroad route from Mullan, ID on the Montana border to Plummer near the Washington state line. The trail is fairly straight, flat, and paved with asphalt, but the views are lovely as it winds along the Coeur d'Alene River.
Near the end of our 8K segment of the trail, we stopped to watch this mother moose and her baby, munching on the greenery along the river.
... I loved driving it. The mirrors are heated and electric. It is much quieter than "What's-His-Name."
To shorten the story even more, we now own "Fiona", an able replacement for our beloved Shorty. The deal is done. We'll pick up Fiona in Post Falls and drop off Shorty in a couple of weeks, when it's prepped and after I've had my cataract surgery. It would be a great time for a vision-joke, but I AM fighting it.
We're in Coeur d'Alene ...
... in a Best Western and I have to say it is an amazing hotel, I will say again the less you pay the more you get. An amazing king size comfortable bed, our dinner was perfect, herb crusted perfectly cooked salmon, fresh veggies and Idaho baked potato well done to the cook!
The plan is to leave tomorrow morning at 5:15Am another long day...wish us luck at the boarder crossing.
... and hit some tennis balls (Tristan's idea) and chilled out. In the afternoon, while Tristan was chilling, I headed out to the single track and a ride called A River Runs Through It, which was littered with ladders, teeter-totters, and log crossings. Unbelievable ride. It was a grind but so worth it! The ladder crossings took a while to get used to because they went from 2' wide down to a little less than 10" wide, but by the end they had gotten much easier. ...