Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Anacortes to Sedro-Woolley - July 13th, 2010 - pick up truck

We woke up at 6:30 this morning and went and ate at the continental breakfast and then packed up and headed towards Sedro-Woolley to pick up our pick up truck. It was a bittersweet ride to pick up the truck. We have so enjoyed this bike trip and it will be officially over once we load the bike in the back of the pick up truck and hop in and drive to Oregon. We will still be officially on vacation but now as regular tourists. We are looking forward to going to Mt. Ranier, Mt. Hood, and possibly Mt. St. Helen before we got to visit Ryan and Darcy, Stacy Jo and Sonja in Eugene and then on to Ashland to visit with Don and Cathy before we head to Wisconsin.

We arrived at the North Cascade Ford dealership at 11:30 and then spent about an hour and half figuring out the best way of transporting the bike. We went to the hardware store and picked up some 2x4's and tie down straps before loading the bike.

From there we headed out and the first thing we did was stop to get hair cuts. We have not gotten either of our hair cut since we left home 8 weeks ago and we were both looking and feeling very shaggy. When you just get up in the morning and put a helmet on it really doesn't matter what your hair looked like.

We drove as far as Puyallup, Washington and booked our hotel and then went out to eat. Once again we are tuckered out. I think it is going to take a while to get caught up on our sleep and rest up. The last week of biking was very strenuous due to the climbing and the heat but it was so worth it.

Thank you to all of our family and friends and acquaintances that we have heard from during the last two months. Each and everyone of you have encouraged us to continue on and succeed by doing this adventure. John and I both appreciate everyone taking time out of their busy schedules to follow us via our blog as we bicycled across the Midwest. Also, we met so many interesting and generous people as we traveled across the Midwest - each and every one of them made our adventure interesting and added a special touch to our adventure. From the bottom of our heart - thank you to each and everyone of you!


  1. If you get to go to Mt. St. Helens you will never forget it. Also the displays in the visitor center will stay with you a long time. Just amazing.
    I have so enjoyed following your phenomenal trip. So glad the the weather was so beautiful while you spent time on the coast. Really a beautiful are and your pictures are wonderful. Enjoy the rest of your time in Oregon. Wish we could be there Friday night. Enjoy!

  2. Now you won't have to get up as early in the morning, but I bet you will!