Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Hi Sparkfriends!!! I am heading out on my virtual bike tour today and so excited!! I will soon be posting a list of all of my sparkbuddies I am visiting...close to 25 of you have signed up to host me...Hugs and Smiles!!! Today though I am getting started and heading north of my home to visit Cannie50 in Bellingham Washington (98 miles) . I will be stopping in Mt Vernon, Washington (70 miles) to enjoy a dinner of gluten free fish and chips at one of my favorite restaurants, "Trumpeter Public House" and crashing on a friends couch!! Wednesday Morning I will head to Cannie's and meet her for a morning smoothie or coffee at Woods Coffee House in Boulevard Park where we will enjoy a beautiful morning water view! I plan to spend a couple of days with Cannie and enjoy a 50 mile bike tour around the area. She says I should stop for the best salad lunch at Avenue Bread and I have been told I can get a gluten free sandwich at Avellino Bakery and Gluten Free Pizza at Jeckyl and Hyde Deli! I will be stopping at Western, the local University to check out the campus for my daughter and going to stop in a downtown bookstore to get a book to put in my backpack and read along the way on my journey!!! Cannie says that Bellingham is a beautiful city and has lots of fun shops and beautiful views so I will be having a wonderful visit!
Miles for this trip 70 + 28 + 50 = 148 miles
Days for this trip = 2 days for travel and 2 days to just visit!!!
On Saturday Morning I will be heading to Wenatchee where I will be meeting my sparkfriend Linda 49! It is 135 miles to Wenatchee, Washington! Linda and I will then head to visit the Grand Coolee Dam and take a 138 mile trip together to visit Spokane, Washington. We will be visiting her daughter and attending church with her on Sunday as well as going shopping in Wenatchee Next we will head off to take a tour of the Grand Coolee Dam (48 miles away) and stay at the Gold House Bed and Breakfast Inn with breathtaking views of the Dam! We will be going on some hikes and walking across the top of the dam to get in some chatting and exercise time!!! If you google Grandcooleedam.com you can see where we will be!! On Wednesday we will then head to Spokane which is about 90 more miles and stay with friends! We will enjoy a ride on the Looff Carrousel and take an aerial view on the sky ride in River Front Park where we will see Spokane Falls from the air. We will also get our exercise walking along Centennial Trail! Friday night dinner will be fun at Spaghetti Factory where we will indulge ourselves with their gluten free Pasta! We will enjoy a relaxing weekend in Spokane visiting and seeing the sights and I will say good by to Linda as she heads home and I head off into week 3 of my virtual bike tour!!! I will update you then!!! Can you say adventure???
70 miles to Mount Vernon, 28 miles to Bellingham, 50 miles of bike tour around Bellingham, 135 miles to Wenatchee, 48 miles to the Grand Coolee Dam, 90 miles to Spokane, 25 miles of biking in Spokane!
Total Miles: 446 miles ( Earned in 1st week of bike riding!!! 10/23 - 10/30)
Days to earn these miles at 80 minutes per day on my exercise bike = 80 miles I can travel on my virtual tour. I will earn 480 miles per week and take some time to visit with my sparkfriends along the way so sometimes I will be visiting while I am riding to earn miles for the next part of my journey. You can Google all of the places that I am visiting along with me and let me know what you think of my journey!!
I think it will be fun to take you all on my journey and will try to post weekly and let you know how I am doing.
Hugs and Smiles to you all!!! Barb