A few weeks later Phil and I packed up the van and headed north to Washington. Phil was able to visit a bunch of awesome bike shops and we were able to see some friends, and ride some new trails. Rain Rain Rain Rain. I feel like all it did while we were there was RAIN! I was roped into going on a hike while we were in Leavenworth… I don’t usually hike… It was 10 miles… Looking back on it, I am glad we did it but MAN I was sore for 2 days! It is hard for me to hike when all I do is analyze the trail and think about how awesome it would be to ride down.
Seattle is a big city. Talk about hard to find a parking spot for a big van! This girl does not like city life and city life does not like her ($43 dollar parking ticket). We were able to ride Duthie Hill, see more friends with U.P. ties, and go Go Kart racing so I guess it was worth the city stress :-)
It was a crazy busy fall but I loved every minute of it. I am incredibly thankful for all of my friends who open their houses and volunteer to be awesome tour guides, for the ability to travel to these crazy beautiful places, for my incredible husband, for both of my families, and for the beautiful place where we live.
Stay tuned for an off season season update!