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RETURNING TO SPOKANE

A Stopover in Bonners Ferry

semi-overcast 100 °F

Hi!

After such a delightful experience in Banff, Lake Louise, and Calgary we left the region a little saddened. The 4 hr. trip to Bonners Ferry, ID was uneventful except for the growing presence of smoke from forest fires. After crossing the US/Canadian border the smoke obscured vision of the mountains. Signs are posted regularly along the highway that Fire Conditions are EXTREME. It is hot and bone dry.

Our campsite at Bonners Ferry was a 'One-Star' with cramped quarters. With our slides out we were about 3' from our neighbors. Fortunately, it was only for one night and we were tucked in air conditioned comfort. A local restaurant was within easy walking distance. The chef brother-owners were professionally-trained and returned from the big city to open their own establishment, called, 'Two Ton's'. To our pleasant surprise the food was excellent with; a shared green salad, Pat's chicken dish and my baked salmon w/ house-made BBQ sauce made for a nice experience.

The next day we drove on to Spokane County Fairground RV Park, not fancy but convenient. A trip to a local laundro-mat was made & clothes washed before dinner. Our final meal was enjoyed downtown in the restored district along the Falls & river. Friday morning it was up early to take Pat to the airport for her return to Minneapolis/St. Paul.

A visit to the local Costco was necessary for my front tires on the TOAD needed replacing. Since Wal-mart was next door I took the opportunity to re-fill 3 prescriptions and do some grocery shopping. There is a big RV Show this weekend at the Fairgrounds with probably 200 RV's displayed. It is so bloody hot (100*) that the crowds are small. I am satisfied with what I have so have no desire to go over to see the latest models in this heat.

My plans are to wash the exterior of the MH early tomorrow before the temperatures begin to rise. This will be only the 2nd washing since leaving FL and it needs a bath badly. Most campgrounds prohibit washing of RV's.

Posted by dixter 11:42 Archived in USA Tagged in back spokane

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