We left on September 9 for Washington and an almost two-week vacation. Of course, we were supposed to leave early, but as usual, we got out late. And the hard part for me? Look at how clean and neat and tidy the yurt is; it was so hard for me to leave. Silly, yes, but true. (It didn't take all that long for me to get over it though).
We drove as far as Salem, OR, and spent the night. Friday morning we were up early and headed north again. We recently purchased a Tom-Tom and it was so helpful. Because I have a business and a resell license, I was able to go shopping at E.E. Schenk. They are a huge wholesale warehouse with lots of fabric, notions, patterns, supplies and tons of other really cute stuff. An added benefit, Beth Durand rode her bike over to meet us. I haven't seen her in two years and I almost didn't recognize her. She has lost 85 lbs.!! She's been on WW and biking. Her success has motivated me to start biking again.
Several hundred dollars poorer and with a slight overstuffed car, we continued on our way to Sequim and our friends' (Annie & Don Betts) cabin. We always stay in their cabin on Sequim Bay when we're up there. Eventually, we'll get our yurt up and won't have to mooch from them so often, but until we do, its the most lovely place to stay. Our first time there I was so dismayed that it only had a tub and no shower. Now I look forward to that--I'd forgotten how relaxing a bath can be!
This is the cabin...
And here are a couple pictures of the view.
Next up...pictures of the Lost Mountain Ride & Tie. It was part of the reason for our trip.