Thursday, July 29, 2010

Crazy Daisy Tour Day 13: Coeur d'Alene, ID to Tonasket, WA

Checking out of the Shilo Inn we drive west to Spokane where hubby is doing some research. There we walk through Riverfront Park and get some great views of the falls on the Spokane River (above). We have coffee at Atticus Coffee & Gifts - very interesting retail space. Sister store Boo Radley's, unfortunately, is not open at this time of the morning. I wonder what the connection to Harper Lee and Maycomb, Alabama is ?
Quite by chance, we discover the Mistequa Antique Auto Museum at Chewelah, WA, where I'm thrilled to see this little Peel P-50 (below). We saw another of these at the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, TN. It was a pleasure meeting Glen Hafer and we greatly appreciate the time he spent showing us under the hoods of some of the unique cars in the collection.
We had intended to stay at Republic, WA, but find all the rooms in town have been snapped up by bikers. We've been on the road all day and are a bit frazzled so settle for a room at the Red Apple Inn in Tonasket, WA, about 40 miles away. Not the grottiest motel I've ever stayed in but not far off. The ancient proprietor recommends Whistler's restaurant in town for dinner which was just what we needed before crashing out.

Daily Distance: 372 km Fuel cost: $11

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