I break for 60 minutes at the Kelso Depot visitor centre to refill my water supply and enjoy an iced tea at the lunch counter
It's not as hot (only mid 80s) as I was expecting here in the Kelso Valley. I am told that it was very windy last night, but they didn't experience any of the rain here that I had up on the ridge above.
The iced tea here is great, plain and homemade, but most food is microwave-heated commercial stuff. I eat two small beef-bean burritos and end up feeling energized afterwards nonetheless.
I buy a local history book and a bandana at the book store before leaving. Nice exhibit of student photos in the downstairs gallery.
I fill two of my 1.5-litre water bottles, and my 2-litre Camelbak before leaving, from the utility closet in the Kelso Depot basement (ask staff to unlock the door for you; there's no outdoor tap here where you can fill up).
Date: May 18, 2010, 11h54