118 tough miles today
Morning landscape outside Ontario
New time zone, more of the same landscape
Denny and Jay. They started in Boston are are headed to Seattle.
Thanks for your service, we all owe you. Johnny would be proud.
Since I arrived in Baker City on the early side, I decided to carry on to La Grande in the afternoon. This added an additional 45 miles to bring the day's total to 118. These last 45 were done in temperatures that ranged from 92-96F. A headwind was was also thrown into the mix for the last 10 miles. It was a really challenging day, and I am very proud of myself for completing it. There is no rest in sight though as tomorrow I will ride to Walla Walla, WA, a distance of about 80 miles. There will be one huge climb that will be really tough, so I am going to hit the hay ASAP to get my body ready for it.
Farming/Ranching area north of Baker City this afternoon
The last time I crossed this line I was on an unsuccessful
Ross's gull chase to Chambly, Quebec in Dec 2013. There is
an identical sign in Vermont just before the crossing into Quebec
as drivers head north to Montreal.
118 miles + 4000' climbing + 96F + wind +
last place Red Sox and + last place Phillies = THIS
My hosts for the evening are Emilie and Charlie. They prepared a great meal and invited several local bird enthusiasts over for dinner/drinks/desert. Despite being exhausted, I mustered the energy to hold court for a few hours. It was nice to meet some additional friends and family tonight!
Din-dins with the gang!
OK, short and sweet. The beat rolls on tomorrow. Bed. Now. Goodnight.
It was fun meeting you last night, and you seemed no worse for wear, in spite of the 118 miles you did. I hope you have some great birds in your future, and lots of tailwinds for the rest of the year.ReplyDelete
No such thing as a former Marine. You may no longer be on active duty, but you are forever a Marine! Really enjoy viewing vacariously, your journey. Bird On!ReplyDelete
I saw these two guys riding the side of the highway not long after I ran into you at the gas station. Gave them a friendly beep and waved through the sunroof. Small world!ReplyDelete
Whoooo! Montreal !ReplyDelete
(like in a rock concert, I'm whooing when my home town is mentioned ! )