Kathi, me and the glorious bell-bottoms
Kathi's $1 pair of bell-bottoms for someone with long legs (so she thought of me) that she got at a garage sale just because they were too wonderful to pass up. I left them in Bellingham and will have to wear them when I go back in 3 weeks.
We really did leave today. Got up at 6:00, ate more of Kathi's food for breakfast and biked to the train station. We had a nice ride to Edmonds, got our bikes out of baggage and got right on the ferry to Kingston. By that time the sun had come out and we had another beautiful ride from Kingston through Port Gamble, the Hood Canal Bridge, Paradise Bay, Port Ludlow, Oak Bay, Hadlock and into Port Townsend. We didn't even go to the house first. Right to Aldrich's to eat (I bought almost $20 worth of salad--both veggie and fruit) and Nick did some more work. Steve met us there and Mical stopped by. I got to talk to Anne Orth for a minute online and then biked home. I stopped to see the horses before going on up the hill to the house. 3 weeks since I'd been here. It seemed like a long time. My jungle of a garden has several flowers that weren't in bloom when I left.
It's good to be back, have my favorite breakfast for dinner tonight, and get into my regular routine tomorrow. Then we'll figure out routes to finish the last miles. I want to keep some of the spontaneity that made up most of our trip though. It was really nice not to be tied down completely to a schedule. I'll have to work on how to do that now that we're back.
And, I'll start getting ready to send the donated monies to the scholarship fund and the Nature Conservancy. Anyone who still wants to donate--there's a little bit of time still to do that. You can always send it directly to the scholarship fund too. Anyone who wants to know about how to do that can e-mail me.
Back in my own bed now. 52 miles today. Can't stay awake much longer.