Join me as I take part in the Sea to Sea 2008 Bike Tour with the goal of raising money, increasing awareness, and inspiring action to help alleviate the cycle of poverty.
Monday, July 7, 2008
A (tent) City on a Hill: Pendleton, OR
Entering the wheat fields. Agatha and I. State #2. Lake Walluha. Computer time at the yellow school on a hill.
Blurriness. Our progress so far. Rest stop. Rest stop.
We made it to Oregon!
After a great Sabbath in Kennewick at a riverside park, we clicked off 69 miles of rolling hills today.I started with a large relaxed group in the morning, and then split off in the afternoon to catch a few guys at a quicker (but not as steady) pace.Highlights for the day….We spent several miles along WallaluhLake in sagebrush and then headed off into the wheat fields, very hilly wheat fields.Onions littered the road over-filled trucks and we smelled regular wafts of mint from trucks flying past.A grain elevator provided a nice shady break, and its farmer shared his metallic water and offered, “There’s an outhouse over yonder.You might need this,” as he tossed me a roll of toilet paper.That’s true hospitality right there.
I can't forget to mention my first chocolate extreme blizzard of the trip!
I am a trail runner, dietitian, veggie-lover, AmeriCorp VISTA, and...CSA rookie. I have long admired those beautifully photographed, simple food blogs, and thought maybe this CSA would be a great focus. The CSA is a great focus, but my photography is far from great.