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HI FROM WHITEFISH 🙂

It has been a great day – lots of successes and plenty or relaxation.

The luxury of a lazy breakfast and then we walked into town

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And saw some interesting things

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Once in town, Jan went into the library to use the internet (password needed there, so secure to do online banking); it was a lovely library – very friendly and comfortable.

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I left the man there in comfort and security and walked one block to the old Amtrak Station

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All very nice – but the most interesting experience was this chap

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He was on Planet Delusional! He caught me taking sneaky photos of him (I loved the way he had his hat balanced on his knee and thought he would make a good subject for my ‘people-watching’ black and white photos). Oh dear – I couldn’t get away; he ‘knew about all the plots to electrocute all the people in the US of A; this plot was instigated by J.F.Kennedy and has been propagated by every politician since. There is a plot to paint this railway station with a new paint to make it invisible to the enemy. I murmured some response and he asked if I was Australian. When told, no, I am English, I got a long story about how he is related to Churchill and how, ‘why, only this morning, I spoke to Tony Blair’. It was difficult to escape but eventually I did.

Time to go find the other half…..

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I knew I would find him in here and, sure enough, he was happily trying ‘samplers’ of the brews made on the premises…..

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(those are all tiny brandy glasses, not half pints, whew)

A very interesting place, The Great Northern Brewery. Lots of things to photograph

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– they do tours of the brewery at certain times of the day.

Lots of signs to tickle a drinking man’s fancy….

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However, we were both hungry by now and needed to

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This was such a lovely bar with a fantastic view

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we decide to stay and eat there – and very happy we were too

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I don’t normally drink in the daytime, but these were exceptional circumstances; problem was, choosing the beer – so the bar gave me two free samplers

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I preferred the one on the right – Wild Huckleberry – fresh and citrusy

So we ordered a pint each and said cheers to Whitefish

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It had been a very successful day shopping-wise too. We had found warm clothing on the way into town

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Hotfingers gloves

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Merino wool hiking socks

We found anti-fog stuff for the helmets, I got a new pair of waterproof overtrousers (mine blew off the bike somewhere in Arizona last year)

I found this wonderful gadget so I can make a cup of tea wherever there is a socket

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and we had moved along in our plans somewhat… but that is still under wraps 😀

On the road again tomorrow. It is 598 miles to Seattle and we should do that in two halves. Once there, we need to try to make a couple of bookings to go forward.

Map of tomorrow’s route

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