Travel Blogs from Yakima
Drove down to Mount Rainier with Fabi's friends (Mary, Roger & Michelle) and went up to view it in a cable car. Breathtaking views of this snow-capped mountain. Ate at restaurant at 9000 feet.
Could see Mount St Helens and Mount Baker (180 miles away) from up there. Drove onto hot, dry, agricultural Yakima. Toe now really in ...
... camera's telephoto mode.
We hiked a mile or so at Coldwater Lake and eventually found Lollit View Point, the spot we were looking for. It was cold and windy, so we didn't take the trail this time. I got a few shots to prove to Lisa that we'd made it and headed back down the mountain.
We drove back to Castle Rock, where we'd turned off of I-5, so I could gas up the Sooby. Gas is running about $3.69/.79 in this area.
... Dennis will join us for this leg, with his wife Lea (Ann's sister) driving our support vehicle. (We are not hauling all our gear on our bikes! Although Dave understands the draw in doing it this way, he would be riding alone if he insisted on it. And we will stay in motels/hotels to get a good night's sleep - the hard ground and tents are no longer comfortable at our age!)
This blog is our record of our multi-year adventure.
... finding our seats in the nosebleeds and settling down, we had a great time. The atmosphere was absolutely amazing. There was a constant buzz of crowd noise reverberating around the stadium and some pretty crazy fans to keep those of us who didn't understand the game suitably entertained. Pete seemed to follow the game the most successfully and he very helpfully explained bits to me, but otherwise I was lost. Katie was the same (plus she forgot her ...
... work so hard and yet have so very little in physical comforts. The part that takes you aback is the fact that, because of Habitat's unique policy of providing a "helping hand" and not a "hand-out", Habitat builds for the poor, but really doesn't build for the poorest . There is no limit to how we can choose to use our energies, to share our wealth and to build better understanding between our "neighbors" wherever we may be. ...
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