Thursday, July 29, 2010

Day 14: Tonasket, Washington to Wenatchee, Washington

We head into Omak early where diesel is pricey at $3.22 per gallon. Downtown for breakfast at Magoo's - the main street is clinging on after the opening of a Wal-Mart. In Brewster we encounter shops with Spanish signs in the Mexican quarter. We are in apple country which employs Mexican workers. "Are they living on refried dreams?" enquires Annette. We stop at Trader John's on the highway to purchase fruit, including dried mango which we got hooked on earlier. Dried fruit has become a favoured car snack.
The scenery here is splendid and an unexpected delight. There are clearing up a mudslide near Chelan after overnight rain. We reach Wenatchee at midday and check in at the Best Western Chieftain Inn, which is a deal at $71 per night. Tomorrow we reach the Pacific Ocean at Seattle.

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