We are in the tiny town of Oldtown, Idaho. We heard about an awesome restaurant right on the Pend Oreille River that offers reasonable meals, especially for seniors. We were surprised to see the town was so tiny. We saw the "arriving" in Oldtown sign, had lunch, crossed the bridge, and we were already in another town in Idaho. We have done a lot of traveling and have seen some tiny towns, but this one takes the cake. :-) Our lunch was awesome and the views made it even better.
Our goal today was to see as much of the Panhandle Historic Rivers Passage Byway as we could. It begins at the Washington state line and follows the northern shore of the Pend Oreille River through Oldtown, Priest River, and ends in Sandpoint. This byway is the southern leg of the International Selkirk Loop which extends into Washington on the west and heads into British Columbia on the Wild Horse Trail Scenic Byway from Sandpoint on the east.
We enjoyed the beautiful drive along miles of soothing river scenery. We stopped at many of the pull overs and were entertained by varying wildlife including deer and about twenty turkeys, birds of prey, and waterfowl. I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story. Our next outing will be to complete the drive all the way to Sandpoint, Idaho in a few days. Check back later for more from Idaho.