I guess it's no secret where Ron and I have been this past week. Out gadding about the countryside with fellow bloggers, Bobskoot from Wet Coast Scootin' and Dom of Redleg's Rides, and his family: Martha, Patrick, Miles and Richard, and Richard's friend from Norway, Jan. We will end up crossing off several things from our bucket list on this trip.
Bob knew that I wanted to ride Going to the Sun Highway, and since Ron now has a reliable bike to ride, he invited us to join him on a journey to Montana and Going to the Sun Highway, and to meet Dom and his family. Ron and I left Oregon on Sunday for a long day of riding. We'll put in over 400 miles before the day is through. Not a lot of mileage by most standards, but it's a record for us. We take the quick path up the I-5 freeway then cross over the Columbia River into Washington.
|Windmills near Goldendale|
This is only my second time driving the Washington side of the gorge. It's pretty in it's own way, and a fun road for a busy highway. We turn onto highway 97, the route to our first destination for the day: Yakima Canyon.
|Kari riding through Yakima Canyon|
After the canyon ride and a quick stop for lunch in Ellensburg, we head back to the freeway to slab it the rest of the way to our destination. One more stop recommended by Bobskoot, Wild Horse Monument. This is a viewpoint just off the I-90 near Vantage Washington with a stunning view and a wonderful sculpture. We had just ridden across the bridge pictured below. I'd heard of Wild Horse Monument, but couldn't find any information online as to it's location. I was pleased that Bob found it for us. If you're ambitious you can hike up to the sculptures. If you look close there are people walking around in the photo.
|Vantage Bridge Viewpoint|
|Wild Horse Monument|
|Home for the night|
to be continued...