We’re about 1,000 miles in on 16 days of biking. Tho we’ve had to stop for over 10 days total, we’ll continue on again.
After my sister Angies wedding in Dallas, our bikes took run again into the Redwoods for a quick side trip and then from Portland into the Evergren state of Washington.
Washington, being the bike friend state it is, is wonderful, yet real weird. We’ve endured many challenges like lost maps due to high wind gusts and pouring rain…pouring rain leads to puddles in shoes. We’ve been detoured by extreme winter snow amounts and road closures, we’ve backtracked, we’ve hitchhiked, we’ve slept on couches and in lake houses.
And then after that, Hood River, Mt. St. Helens, Mt Rainer National Park and plus a lot I’m not telling you, we made it to Seattle for my besties birthday. Anna, feliz cumple one more time my friend!
This past weekend Christen and I stole Anna and headed north to the beautiful, magnificent, unreal San Juan Islands to try our luck at a little whale watching and island discovery! On day two, we indeed did have luck and spotted a whale or two, also the island had plenty of bald eagles, sea otters, alpaca’s and happily one cammel named “Mona.”
Today we’re headed over to Olympic National Park for a few pedals. And from there, who really knows! Eventually we have to pedal over the Cascades again and get into Idaho….snow or no snow, we’ll be climbing for awhile!