July 15, 2014
After an interesting nights sleep we went to Zips family Restaurant for breakfast. Their sign offers Hamburgers, Fish and God bless you. We did not take our first break until 35 km mark where we stopped in Chewelah. Had a snack and proceeded to climb our summit. We stopped for a break half way up and chatted with a cyclist who broke his spoke in the same spot we were resting. Continued to the top and took our mandatory "pass" shot. A nice decent brought us to a diner where we lunched. Great BLT and we were off again. We pulled into Newport where we bought treats at Safeway. I had a Starbucks Frapachino. We continued on to a small town for which I can not remember its name but we had ice creams and it was fine fine fine. We pulled into Sandpoint around 5:30 and realized that out hotel was not in Sandpoint. It is in Pandoray just outside Sandpoint. Tired, we rode on and got our room. I accidentally broke the drain pipe on the sink so we were moved to another room and then we went for supper. I for , we went to Texas Jacks but upon seeing the buffet we exited and went to Pizza Hut instead. Good choice. Supper was great and then we headed back to the hotel. I Face-timed with Alison for about half an hour. She has booked her trip to Chicago etc. That's great for her as she is getting bored hanging around Vernon. She seemed much better today and I felt better after talking to her. We did laundry and got our stuff together for tomorrow. Up early again.