I slept well – with minor interruptions from the trucks coming and going all night. Had a good breakfast at Shari’s – they had a good idea: Egg Benedict is too much of a bother to slice the thick ham and English Muffin, so they just did a ham and egg scramble placed on top of hash browns and smothers in Hollandaise sauce. Yum!
So I jumped on my bike and road into the little town adorned with this arch:
They seem to have some sort of “theme” going on in this little tourist town:
Then I just followed the road, and began to noticed signs pointing to Oxbow Park. And so off to Oxbow park I rode. There were many hills to climb, and then a mile long 500 foot dive down to the park by the Sandy river:
Saw a deer along the way. It was very tame. I got within 20 feet of it:
Also saw an eagle pretty close, but wasn’t able to get my camera out fast enough. Got a good 26 miles on my bike today. Beautiful blue sky, cool weather, everything green and ALIVE everywhere you look. I feel like I’m in paradise. I don’t know if it’s just the “vibe” of the ubiquitous LIFE or a higher level of oxygen because of all the plants, but I do know that I find this place to be extremely invigorating.
Got a lot more to write, but no time right now. Check in tomorrow for Day 3.