Saturday, August 18, 2012

Road Trip Day 3: Kennewick to Bonner's Ferry

Bing Crosby, Gonzaga's
Most Famous Alumna
After a night at the disputed Slurpee Capital of the World, we headed on North with visions of Glaciers in our mind. We stopped in Spokane for lunch and ate at Dick's Burgers which Steve discovered when he visited for one of his last classes at Gonzaga University. He took us on a quick tour of the campus in the hot Washington sun before heading out for points East and North.

Sandy beach in Sand Point, ID
By late afternoon, we crossed a large and lovely lake in Idaho's panhandle just before reaching Sand Point. Ethan was freakin', so we needed a good stopping point. Sand Point is a fun little berg with plenty of pep. The day we arrived, teams of runners were finishing a multi-day race that went from Spokane all the way to Sand Point, about 100 miles. We were happy to drive it in 2 hours.

A chance stop at the local ice cream shop brought joy to our tongues via homemade huckleberry ice cream. It was incredible. And beating a stampede of people there by minutes was extra sweet.
Bonner's Ferry, ID

Another hour and we made it to one of the furthest northern towns in Idaho, Bonner's Ferry, where we stayed. There's not too much to tell about the friendly folks of Bonner's Ferry, but Steve did let a stranger hold Ethan as I was getting ready the next morning.



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