Dear Family & Friends Thursday Aug.8th?
I finally have my motorcycle back and running fine. I was out of the dealer by noon and rode an hour north to meet Brian and Ray.. We spent the afternoon skating the edges of the Cascade Mountain range. Beautiful scenery but tomorrow we get deeper into the range and then it will get spectacular. I plan to take lots of photos then.
If does feel good to be back on the bike. Luckily it was an easy fix probably caused by the roughness of the back roads we rode on. It rattled one of the auxiliary coils loose.. All good.
Late this afternoon Brian headed off on his own to visit an old friend on an island off the coast of Washington. Ray and I kept riding for a while and ended up in Arlington, Wa. The downtown was nice and small but the hotels where a few miles out of town and nothing special, but at least cheap.
Tomorrow after Ray and I ride the Cascades, Ray will start working his way south. He is ready to be home. I plan to keep riding around for a few more days and meet my daughter who lives in Portland on Monday. By then Brian will catch up with me and we will continue south.
So not the most exciting report I have written but at least your caught up. I am hoping to get some great photos tomorrow but here are a few from today.