Even though we were really tired the night before, we both woke up at 7 a.m. I am definitely not a morning person, but got up so that we wouldn’t feel rushed on the road. We got mostly packed up, and then went into the motel’s dining area for breakfast. We were really impressed with the variety of breakfast items. Make your own pancakes and waffles, eggs, cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit, muffins, doughnuts, bread for toast, and bacon and sausage. We didn’t eat a lot, but what we had was good. The room wasn’t crowded, and we wore our masks except for when we were eating. Pau eating, we went ahead and checked out on the way back to our room.
We finished packing up, checked the room and bathroom, and headed out to the car. Unfortunately, I didn’t check under the folded-back bedspread like I should have, and didn’t see the lovely pashmina wrap that a friend had loaned me. When we got home, I phoned the motel, but it never turned up. My friend was wonderful about it; I’d bought her another one in the same color, but she told me to either keep it or send it back because she’d gotten it at a thrift store. I felt terrible about it, but to her it was no big deal. Bless you, Liz.
I had a really great conversation with the man next to us who was loading up his car at the same time we were. He travels all over Washington State for his job selling school buses, and talking with him was a very positive start to our day. There’s so much anger everywhere right now, I know that, but on this trip the strangers we ran into were friendly, helpful, and a pleasure to be with.
We were really impressed with the motel, though. The room was quiet, so was the a/c unit, the staff was very pleasant, the food good, and our room was really clean. I did leave a good review on Google for them.
We got back to where the 76 station was. Yep. Was. Because it was permanently closed. . So we found another gas station, filled up, and went on our way back towards Leavenworth.
And I’m gonna stop with this chapter, too. Hope you enjoyed it.