Slept in, enjoying a deliciously comfortable bed; finally starting to ride after ten o’clock. The 70 degree morning was cool with crisp air carried down the river from the snow topped Cascades.
We were immediately surrounded by gorgeous vistas; words and pictures cannot do the day justice. Everyone was out enjoying the day!
Foxglovelined the road
we climbed along the tumbling Skagit River,
a most incredible azure that the photos could not capture.
The snow seemed odd sitting atop such lush green
mountains and we could not stop taking photos from every angle.
Stopped for lunch at the only general store there was on our course today. As we were pulling off, we stopped to chat with Chris and Jenni and their delightful seven children. Could have talked all day, but we needed to head out.
Our afternoon offered more waterfalls
and spectacular views,
each one more incredible than the next.
Now I know why Jerry wanted us to start in Seattle instead of Spokane; would not have wanted to miss these sites. It was a tough ride today; it took us four and a half hours to bike three hours and do 26 miles. But, Today is the reason we bike!
Tonight is our first night of camping. We had no idea the campground was situated in such a beautiful spot along Diablo Lake.
Arriving at 3:00, we had time to enjoy the area,
after setting up the campsite.
We dined on cheese, apples, bread, smoked salmon from the Seattle Market and wine…..quite tasty.
The day was filled with fabulous sites, so more photos below.