The tires roll on!

Awesome bike path into Seattle!

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.

Whale watch point number one on the west side of San Juan Is. If you know Anna, please ask her to share her whale call with you!

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.

Anna was a little excited about building a fire!

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!

Hailee, Anna and Christen after 2 days on the San Juans exploring, whale watching and tasting every food combo imaginable!

Whale dancing

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.”

We had ridden an excruciating (or flat) 10 miles for the day after a full nights sleep and this is what I have to hang out with on the ferry.

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!

Our campside looking over the Pacific at Canada

About haileerustad

I love everything. I do things differently. Tending to avoid conformity. Accepting unknown adventure whenever its presented. My mission is to live, let life flow through me with endless energy. Exciting and empowering others to find their natural happiness. As life is, all perception.
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2 Responses to The tires roll on!

  1. Joan Rustad-Huisman says:

    Ohhhhhh myyyyyy! The San Juans are indeed beautiful and you saw whales-yes! I wonder if you will hit the cherry season while biking? yum…….love you, jjq

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