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Old 09-25-2014, 03:15 AM   #533
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The next day we drove back to Whitefish and actually found a parking place. We wondered around town and Rascal mingled with more of his fans. Irene found these windows.

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We found the ice cream shop and then drove by Whitefish Lake which is only a few blocks away.

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This is the city beach.

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Old 09-27-2014, 02:23 AM   #534
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As we left Columbia Falls we passed by this Trading Post we had to stop and take a look. The guy had an amazing assortment of mounts, hides, antlers and other interesting stuff. We left with a pair of very large moose antlers and a small black bear rug.

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We drove up the west side of Flathead Lake.

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Flathead Lake is the largest lake west of the Mississippi River.

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On the outskirts of Polson we came across a dealer of classic cars.

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Old 09-27-2014, 02:31 AM   #535
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Polson also had a rather interesting transportation museum. I like the old motorhome.

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I really liked this car carrier called "Big Boy's Tonka Toy."

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An interesting Model T Boat Tail Racer.

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This I believe is about a 1923-25 Model T Roadster. Notice the flying saucer on the roof behind the car.

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Old 09-27-2014, 02:45 AM   #536
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We took a drive out to the Kerr Dam.

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We drove around the back side to power plant that houses three generators.

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We then took a ride to the top side. The dam is 204' high.

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This is looking back to where we were outside the power plant.

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Old 09-28-2014, 02:32 AM   #537
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We stayed at Jim and Mary's RV Park on the out skirts of Missoula. It was a very nice park with lots of trees and grass around all the spaces. We had dinner with Dave and Jeri, Airstream friends we met at a rally a few years ago. Dave picked us up at the park and we had a great dinner and met their daughter Emily and Dave's 94 year old mother. Emily fell in love with Rascal and after dinner took Rascal for a walk around the neighborhood. It was a wonderful evening.

Next we headed toward Coeur D'Alene. How many people do you know who have their own off ramp? This is ours.

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We have a bridge too and fishing.

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The bridge in the background is the Cyr Bridge.

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It's actually pretty tired. If you look closely the far end of the railings are breaking up.

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Old 09-28-2014, 02:44 AM   #538
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We crossed into Idaho.

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We stopped at Wallace, an old mining town.

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Lots of antique stores and interesting shops. Naturally Rascal met more of his fans and we found a pizza and ice cream shop for our afternoon sustenance.

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We found a spot to park in front of the old city hall and fire station.

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Old 09-28-2014, 03:14 AM   #539
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We continued to Coeur D'Alene and stayed at a park a few miles north of town. A few hours later SuEllyn and Brian pulled in with Fred and Ethel towing Lucy. We had been crossing each others paths for a few days and finally met up. We had a nice visit over beverages and snacks.

The next day we took a ride around the east side of Coeur D'Alene Lake.

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The highway goes around and over the lake. Very scenic indeed.

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It is a large lake with many beautiful homes on the shoreline.

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This looks like a nice weekend get away.

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Old 09-28-2014, 03:25 AM   #540
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We made it to the little town of Hamilton and stopped for our afternoon ice cream and then drove east by Swan Lake and Care Lake.

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We came across this herd of elk enjoying the afternoon.

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On the way back to the park we passed this lot full of vintage trailers.

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Several of them were Airstreams.

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After dinner we had another nice visit with SuEllen and Brian.
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Old 09-29-2014, 12:35 AM   #541
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We crossed into Washington, through Spokane and went by the small town of Davenport. This is a dry farming area.

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Some of the farms have lots of old trucks and farm equipment.

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We have a 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk that happens to be the first one off the assembly line in Los Angeles, it is serial No. 1. Anyway the shop that is doing the frame off restoration is out here among the farms so we stopped to check things out. This is a Golden Hawk that they just finished.

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Here is a sign you don't see very often these days.

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Old 09-29-2014, 12:45 AM   #542
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After visiting the storage shop in town we went out to where the work is done. Here is something that is a common sight around here.

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This is where the work gets done.

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Naturally there are remains of donor cars strewn about.

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Old 09-29-2014, 12:58 AM   #543
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After checking the shop out we headed toward home. We saw grain handling operations.

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And some very large silos.

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And more farms.

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We are nearing the Columbia River so there is irrigation on these farms.

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Old 09-29-2014, 01:08 AM   #544
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Here is the bridge over the Columbia River on I-90.

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This is looking north up the Columbia.

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If you look closely you can see some wind turbines on top of the hill. You can see we went through a bit of a storm but the sun was out again about 10 miles down the road.

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Here are a few more wind turbines.

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Old 09-29-2014, 01:21 AM   #545
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After our stop in Davenport we were running late so we spent the night in Ellensburg. The next morning we headed over the Snoqualmie Pass. Here we approach the summit.

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These are the two bridges over the Tacoma Narrows. The bridge on the right replaced the famous "Galloping Gertie" back in the 40's. The bridge on the left was built 5 or 6 years ago because of increased traffic volume. It is now a toll bridge.

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This is the moth ball fleet at the Navel Yard at Bremerton.

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This bridge is the Hood Canal Bridge. At 1.4 miles long it is the longest floating bridge over salt water. It is also the 3rd longest floating bridge in the world.

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Old 09-29-2014, 01:40 AM   #546
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Well we made it home safely after traveling 8500 miles in 11 weeks. The Hagarstream took us through 4 U.S. States and 3 Canadian Provinces, even took a ride on a boat. Not too bad for a 32 year old vehicle.

We met many great people and saw many amazing sights and brought home way too many souvenirs. We met several new Airstream friends and also visited with some old Airstream friends. It was a pretty great trip. I hope you all enjoyed following along on our trip. Thank you very much.

One more thing, here is our Golden Hawk heading out our driveway on the way to be restored.

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