Thursday, July 29, 2010

Crazy Daisy Tour Day 14: Tonasket, WA to Wenatchee, WA

I did not know what to expect when we set out in the morning after breakfasting on hearty omelettes at Magoo's Restaurant in Omak, WA. Driving south through the Okanogan River valley reminded me of the Santa Ynez Valley in California with all of the vineyards, wineries and acres and acres of orchards. In the towns we visited we notice many businesses, with signs in Spanish, advertising products that cater to the Mexican agricultural workers.
We see warning signs advising drivers to watch out for big horn sheep crossing the highway, but don't see any. A runaway domestic sheep nearly darts out in front of us though, followed in hot pursuit by a man with a lasso. Luckily the sheep veers into the bicycle lane.
We opt for an early finish and check in to the Best Western - Chieftain Inn at Wenatchee, WA. It turns out to be the best value for money on the tour so far: spacious room with microwave, fridge and wifi; very nicely furnished; hot breakfast; washer and dryer $1 each: CAA rate $71. plus tax.

Daily Distance: 201 km Fuel cost: $10

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