We head out from Seattle in the morning via the fastest (!) route, I5 North. Swing east in Everett toward Snohomish and then to Machias to visit Jack and Angela. Nice visit and then onward. Over the Cascade Highway (Hwy 20) through “Electric City,” past several dams, into the beautiful Methow Valley. Landed in Omak along the river for the night. Nice walk along the river and, of course, Steve make friends wherever he goes. We are next to the Colville Reservation. Rained very hard for most of the latter part of the day and into the evening. Cloudy. Onward to the Keller ferry.