Patty made corned beef hash, eggs and toast for breakfast. mmmmmm Then Ken and I loaded up my cart into their truck and Patty took me back up the mountain. Before we even got into the mountains I saw a Bald eagle flying along side the freeway. To Patty they are so common, but to me they are just so beautiful and huge! It nearly takes my breath away every time I see one... Now if I could just see a moose.... Anyway, it was a little cold this morning starting off in the low 50's but felt good once I started moving.
At one point I had gotten off the freeway for about a mile, and there was some construction on the exist I was getting back on to. The woman holding the stop sign said it looked like I was going to be walking for awhile and when I told her about my Walk, she said she felt the need to give me SOMETHING and that turned out to be a peanut butter and (homemade) jelly sandwich. It was so good! That was super sweet, made my day and I think it made her's too.
I stopped once at an agriculture stop to see if I could us their toilet. (I know, most of my storied revolve around the bathroom, but that's where I always meet people). The women looked so confused and asked where I had walked from. I told them the coast of Washington, and they laughed and said that they NEVER allow people to use their toilet because it doesn't get cleaned very often but they would make an exception this time.
I headed down out of the pass and eventually made my way in a swamp land which was gorgeous. I didn't stick around long enough to see if there were any mosquitoes. I just took some pictures and kept walking. Next I saw a exit for a Mission, and I thought for sure they must have a bathroom there, so I crossed the freeway and made my way up to the visitors center.
I asked the lady for the restroom, and when I came out she looked at me funny and asked about my car because I was suppose to pay $5 per car to visit the Mission. I told that I walked there, and when she asked form where, I told her from the coast of Washington and asked if it was really necessary for me to pay the $5. She laughed and said nope, it's only for customers with cars... So I walked up the hill to take a look at the mission which is apparently the oldest building in all of Idaho, and it was built it the 1850's.
After a quick lunch I headed back onto the road and headed to Kingston where I could get back on the bike trail and take that into Kellogg. It was a nice quite route with some pretty ponds and little stops with history about the area. I got into town around 5 to meet Patty and Ken for the last time with BMW. They took me out to dinner, and I had a amazing BBQ chicken pizza and chocolate torte for dessert. Then they took me back and we said our good byes. I will truly miss that family, such good, kind-hearted people.