Wide Open Spaces

LAKE PADDEN TO ALGER It’s interesting how as this journey progresses, my definition of ‘isolation’ gets narrower. As the distance between homes and businesses gets greater, so does my comfort level. After a drop off my my host ‘dad’ Ron at Skagit Speedway, today’s mileage was mostly on rural roads ranging from forest to farmland.…

A Day of ‘Firsts’

BELLINGHAM TO LAKE PADDEN This was a day with a lot of firsts: The first day I walked by myself (though I’m never ‘alone’); first time I had to carry my day pack ; first day I ate normally since last Friday; first time loading my bike onto the front of a bus – and…

First Rainy Day

CUSTER TO BELLINGHAM Well, for the second day in a row I got all weepy when I left Lorri & Randy’s house in Abbotsford. It’s not unusual for me to wear my heart on my sleeve, but these past few days have set a new level of ’emo’ with me.  I think it’s a combination…