Before leaving our Pasco campsite, I walked along the irrigation canal that ran along behind the RV park. I heard ducks and just had to go see them. There was only one adult female Mallard and her ELEVEN young ducklings. Not so little, almost full grown and very obedient.
As I came near the edge where they were feeding, Mother scooted across the canal, quacking orders for them to follow. All eleven youngsters scurried across to the opposite side immediately. When I backed away from the edge, they all glided back to their feeding area on my side of the canal upon orders from Mama.
We left at 9 a.m. for Coeur d’Alene. The scenery along the way consisted of wide open planes, rolling hills and ranches. We passed through Spokane with its mix of old and modern buildings.
We arrived about 12:30 p.m. at the Coeur d'Alene Elks Lodge. Our friends Mike & Connie Bowers came by for visit in the afternoon. Connie was scheduled for knee replacement surgery the next morning and they didn’t stay late, so we went into the lodge to socialize.