Liberty Cafe, Liberty, WA
Liberty Cafe in Liberty, WA turned out to be the local morning hangout. We practically skidded into the parking lot as it is the only part of Liberty visible from US 97, and even then only after appearing around a blind curve in the road. There was plenty of room on the rail fence outside to sit and read. Five year-old No. 2 and three year-old No. 3 and I had a fun time checking out the swamp cooler whose leaking water fell into a bucket below it. We talked about exactly what it is that swamp coolers do and how they work since there aren’t any of them in San Francisco. The food was good; ample portions at reasonable prices. I kept up my new habit of splitting my food with seven year-old No. 1. We each wound up with one fried egg, one link sausage, a half order of hash browns, and a piece of toast. Neither one of us finished it all, and splitting kept our bill for the five of us under $40. As we ate breakfast a variety of other people from the nearby town came in to catch up with each other and eat breakfast on a Tuesday morning. Two gentlemen came in dressed in suits and ties, and met a third in a windbreaker and tie. Two other folks were headed out to do something outdoors, maybe headed to one of the nearby farms, maybe headed out to fish, maybe both. A young couple, traveling the road through liberty like us, came in for a few to go cups of coffee. After we’d had time to study our maps a bit more, we headed out for points south.