Sandpoint has a farmers and crafters' market on Saturday mornings, and I enjoyed seeing some of the very clever items on offer. One woman was serving up paella in the biggest dish I have ever seen!
Jill sells bicycle baskets that she and her daughter make. I don't think they are quite up to the rigor of a cross-country tour, but I would love to have one for use at home. If you want one, she is coolbikebasket.com on Facebook
|Not planning to swap for these, but they are cool!|
And another woman crafts beautiful and unique pants from old blue jeans. If not for the weight of them, I might have selected a pair. (I simply am not allowed to pick up any souvenirs on this trip - no room in the packs!) If you want to reach her, leave me a message, or expand the photo so you can read her business card!
|Jenni can design custom ones for you|
Anyway, there's a bike store in town, and so we got new tires. Roger also replaced the chain. Everything is clean and lubed and ready to go for tomorrow. By the way, we got 1750 miles on the Schwalbe tires. Until yesterday, no flats in all that time. So I am a believer! The local guys did not carry them, so we are trying Continental Tour Plus tires for this next leg. Keep your fingers crossed for us.
There were several showers today; the clouds over town have been stunning and we are glad we were not on the road in the rain again. Still, we are pragmatic about it - we are in the early summer season in the mountains, and so we fully expect to run into rain again soon. I don't really mind much as long as I know that I have someplace dry to end the day. I have not yet had to put up a tent in the rain, and I am hoping that we will be able to avoid that fate.
|Blueberry pie with ice cream, of course!|
Roger - you rock my world! Happy Birthday, honey!