Day 2. Saturday, June 22 – Marblemont to Colonial Creek, Washington

Sunday 23 June 2013

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.

6 Responses to “Day 2. Saturday, June 22 – Marblemont to Colonial Creek, Washington”

  1. Jenni Burns Says:

    Greetings to you happy travelers! It was so fun to meet you both! We will definitely be following you on your journey, it will be a neat homeschool education for the children. On the way home from the dam my husband and I talked about how inspiring it was to hear your story about what you are doing, and we hope to do something similar, what a great way to be motivated to stay fit and get to see the world at the same time! Blessing to you both as you travel!! Looking forward to seeing your pictures and hearing some of your stories 🙂

  2. Jenni Burns Says:

    Oh, I thought I would tell you, the beautiful pinkish/purple stacked flower is called “Fox Glove” aren’t they so pretty?! 🙂

  3. David Says:

    Wow, what beautiful sights!!! You two keep being safe and having a blast!!!!!

  4. Don Says:

    Great pictures!

  5. Jerry and Lori Says:

    Jenni….thanks for correcting us on the flower photo….we thought we might be wrong.

  6. Travis Says:

    BikeBuddies – Second day in the saddle and what a difference. Trepedatation turns to big smiling faces. Gourmet camp dining probably helped. With all the gear Jerry’s bike looks as big as the Harleys onthe road. Great views and more to come. Big thumbs up.

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