Today, I had an opportunity to meet two local law enforcement officers. Both were extremely courteous and helpful. First, an Idaho State Trooper came to say Ďhelloí while I was stopped for a break. He told me about my present camping spot. I would have never seen it from the road, so it was a great tip! Later, an Idaho County, ID Sherifís Deputy stopped while I was at lunch. He also offered some great tips on potential camping spots. Both of these guys were super.
At lunch, I decided to give Billy a break and changed him out for Doc. (A three mile an hour pace is great, but a toe-kicking little boy step can even try my patience.)
Not long after lunch, I had a Ďfirstí for this trip - an irate motorist. After a guy had to wait 90 seconds while I negotiated a blind curve, he sped by me, shouting obscenities. I figured the elastic band was probably too tight on his undershorts, or the anger management class was filled up; so, as the singer Jim Stafford put it, ĎI just smiled and waved ...í