Day 5: Elma, WA to near Toledo, WA (Miles: 55 Calories: 1405 )
Video Blog (Day 5)!I was wearing the cranky pants, and man it was rough! The best part of that day was when we went down a hill that had a 16% grade (downhill!!!!) and I went 41mph!
The entire route was inland and we passed lots of farms. At one point we rode through a tunnel of cows that mooed at us as we passed, it was a little scary.
By the end of that day we were hot and exhausted! We took cold showers and gorged on chips and salsa and mac and cheese.
Day 6: Near Toledo, WA to Cathlamet, WA (Miles: 56 Calories: 1506 )
Still riding inland today. Our bikes are shifting flawlessly thanks to this amazing chain cleaning device Ronnie and Jerry gave me for my birthday! We stopped at Castle Rock Bakery for lunch and had delicious sandwiches before conquering some hills the second half of the day. We camped at a Marina right on the water, a nice change from the wooded state parks.
Day 7: Cathlamet, WA to Nehalem, OR (Miles: 71 Calories: 2069 )
We made it to Oregon!!! One state down, two to go!
Hills, hills, hills! We biked several large hills today, but the gorgeous views of the coastline made it worth it!
We've run into several people doing various bike tours and it's been fun to swap stories.
We camped at Nehalen State Park near the beach.
Last night a raccoon got into Lucas' pannier. He managed to pull out Lucas' shirt and was about to go for the food when Lucas threw his headlamp at him and scared the little guy away.
I also heard some noises later and when I went to go to the bathroom I saw a mountain lion! Okay, maybe it was a coyote....or a deer...but there was definitely an animal out there!
That afternoon we stopped at the Tillamook Cheese Factory for lunch. We got some delicious cheese samples and....ICE CREAM!!!!
Appetizer ice cream
Rest Day 2: Lincoln City, OR
After five days on, Amy and I were feeling pretty worked... I think Jerry could have kept going!! So, we're just relaxing a little.
Until next time, KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE!