Today’s Stats: 6 miles on bike, 28 miles on the train. Saturday August 14, 2021 We want to say a big THANKS to everyone for your support, prayers, positive thoughts and friendship throughout this journey. The love and encouraging comments from all of you kept us going. There was many a day that we hadContinue reading “Day 112 Chicago, IL to Warrenville, IL”
Today’s Stats: Train traveling 80 mph so feel like we flew from Mountain to Central Time Zone. The train moves pretty fast most of the time but we also stopped a lot to wait for freight train traffic. Passenger trains are supposed to have priority but we were delayed several times. Because of COVID restrictionsContinue reading “Day 111 Empire Builder Amtrak to Chicago, IL”
Today’s Stats: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with sightseeing on the train. We are able to go outside at certain stops but have to stay on platform. Pat at entrance of Sleeping Car Mark getting fresh air Whitefish Lake as entering Whitefish, Montana. Whitefish gateway to Glacier National Park. Great Northern Railway vintage bus at Whitefish.Continue reading “Day 110 Empire Builder Amtrak”
Today we took the ferry from Bainbridge Island to downtown Seattle. From there we had a short ride to King Street Station and the Amtrak Empire Builder to Chicago. We have a small sleeping car on the train and the riding time is about 46 hours. Bikes secured on ferry from Bainbridge Island To Seattle.Continue reading “Day 109 Bainbridge Island, WA to Amtrak Seattle WA”
Today’s Stats: More R&R Another gorgeous weather day on Bainbridge low 80’s and Sunny. Bainbridge Island is a 30 minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle. In the middle of the day Bainbridge is buzzing with tourists making the day trip from Seattle and visiting the shops and restaurants. By early evening things are quite aContinue reading “Day 108 Bainbridge Island, WA”
Today’s Stats: 2 Ferry Rides, 3 miles on Bike. We left Bremerton Ferry Terminal and headed towards Seattle (1 Hour ride). We immediately transferred to the Ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. (30 Minutes) Fastening bikes for ferry ride. Leaving Bremerton beautiful day for ferry rides. Ferry traffic on Puget Sound Seattle skyline as weContinue reading “Day 107 Bremerton, WA to Bainbridge Island, WA”
Today’s Stats: Miles 37, +/- Elevation, 1,286/1,499, Total Miles 3,543 Perfect biking weather low 70’s and sunny. Wonderful low traffic tree lined roads in the morning, on the shoulder of some busy roads as we got closer to Bremerton. Setting out for last full day of biking. The smell of evergreens was wonderful. Low tideContinue reading “Day 106 Sheldon, WA to Bremerton, WA”
Today’s Stats: Miles 28, +\- Elevation, 1,270/1,073, Total Miles 3,506. A foggy rainy day started around 60 and ended 72 degrees. This part of the country gets a lot of rain but not in the summer. Locals were glad to get some rain today as it had not rained in over 50 days. Camping gearContinue reading “Day 105 Elma, WA to Shelton, WA”
Today’s Stats: Miles: 37, +/- Elevation, 394/512, Total Miles so far 3,478. Flat riding today but some headwinds and crosswinds. Temperature in low 70’s and sunny. Elma is about 40 miles from the Pacific coast and bills itself as The Gateway to Grays Harbor. Dinner at the Rusty Tractor Restaurant. Looks like they have beenContinue reading “Day 104 Centralia, WA to Elma, WA”
Today’s Stats: Miles 39, +/- Elevation, 1302/1220, Total Miles 3,441. Beautiful sunny weather today for riding started in 60’s and ended high 70’s. Nice quiet country roads on the ride today. Mostly farmland. Only one town on the way, Toledo about 15 miles into the ride. Sure can tell what state we are in! VeryContinue reading “Day 103 Castle Rock, WA to Centralia, WA”
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