Travel Blogs from Yakima
Today was a spectacular day of riding. We covered 180 miles, of which 80% was dirt and climbed over three passes at 5-6000 feet each. From a riding perspective, it was one of our best yet. As we pulled into our destination of Ellensburg, Claudio and I were thoroughly spent and thoroughly satisfied. ...
... the pics. Never having seen one before, we were both surprised and elated at the experience.
Then, off to reality and a drive to the laundromat.
Nothing new there, but the front-gate-of-the-park-guy, Mike, also told us of a Mexican grocery store, the Fiesta Market. We spent quite a bit of time wandering the aisles and picking out some goodies to share at our ...
... scratch! A trip to the local bike shop easily replaced these items and we are good to go for tomorrow.
A dinner of tuna steaks, pasta, and salad made at home was wonderful, and will be followed shortly by strawberry shortcake with berries from our garden! A night in our own bed will remind us that "there's no place like home"!
... snow anywhere, even up on the tops of the VERY long hills we climbed. Lots of new snow up on the mountain tops. Three or four long climbs up (it's a drag when the trucks all pass you!) then long descents after, but it was like driving through a desert. Bare and miles and miles of nothing as far as you could see. Only really interesting view was the windmills up on the hills - dozens and dozens and dozens of them. Reminded us a lot of Drumheller ...
... a breeze to get home.
We've unpacked the Mothership and washed down the refrigerator and freezer, put the dishes away, stripped the bed, gave the Mothership a bath and we are ready to head out again. Jim's thinking of going out to Sportsman's Park on the Yakima River (in Yakima) for another overnight. I'm not sure ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center