Arrive just right now from such a terrific trip. Sorry was not able to post past few days of return trip n will do so in the next few days!
Flew back to Seattle after such wonderful 9 days in Southern California & rejoining with Jimmy & start heading east – the last segment of our summer journey!
That’s where our Goldwing was parked for 9 days
Pulling bike out n getting it ready for eastbound ride!
Getting ready to go n meet Jimmy at bmw shop for his bike – oil change n service
Cute ducklings by Lake Washington
Stopes by n watched a few seaplane come n go while waiting for jimmy – his bike – service
See seaplane landing
Now Jimmy is all done n ready to go. The trip heading east now officially started!
Our route going across the Cascade range – 2 hours to Leavenworth for German lunch’
Beautiful ride. Scenery wow! Unfortunately was not able to take some more pics
Going alongside with this lovely rapid river!
Where is Jimmy?
Leavenworth here we are!
Toasting – jimmy being 57 years old!
Delicious fresh from scratch German food! Yummy. Delicious!
About 200 miles later alongside beautiful wine valley by highway 2
Our friendly waiter? She gave jimmy a hug for her birthday! Whoopee!
Our stats for the day
This morning Jimmy and I splitted. Jimmy going via coastal to Port Angels then ferry to Canada while I took 101 north to Port Townsend to catch ferry for Whidbey Island
In line to buy ferry ticket
Waiting to get on board the ferry
On the ferry
Wing of the Sea!
Our current location
Close up segment of my route
Then on I go to another end of the Island to catch another ferry
Now on 2nd ferry for Mukileto then on to Seattle
Wing of the Sea again or should we say “King if the Sea?”
Arrived Ed Ingham and Kristi s home. Lovely home n garden!
Eddie and his 4th Subaru
Delicious salad for our lunch!
Dessert lover here! Creme Brule
Eddie and Kristi
Eddie at work
Delicious Latteade by famous Eddie
Great Indian curry dinner
Stats for the day
My route for the day
Morning just north of Florence
As we continually move north on highway 101
Beautiful Oregon Coast
On way to meet Gentry Shortes at Tillamook Cheese Factory
Viewing the cheese factory in progress
My lunch. The home made tomato bisque soup was really delicious
Was great to see Gentry and chat with him! He hasn’t aged at all and looking good!
And then we continue north
Beautiful Oregon coast!
By the Columbia River
Now we r going to cross the river & enter Washington continuing on to Olympia, Wa
Our stats for the day (missed the first 15 miles or so before realizing n turning on the motion x GPS app
Our route for the day
What a cool n mostly fog ride today. Whenever we go inbound it s sunny and then back to foggy coastal area. The highlights are redwoods and pacific coastal in the fog’
Our first stop in the Redwoods
Beautiful walkway through the Redwoods!
At one of those many overlooks.
Oregon here we are!
Not every where we go are foggy. This one stop was a great one!
Just around the corner, a big contrast in weather!
Sorry. More pic of me!
Starting in San Francisco we head north via pacific coast highway. Lots of winding road almost all the way! Not much sun. Temp average 57-59 most of the way till we go inland then it went up to 82
Early morning walk with both dogs n my dearest wife
Jimmy arrived n getting ready to head north!
Hugging Champ and Joy
Hugging my Dearest Wife knowing that it is going to be so different especially after two wonderful weeks with my wife every day riding from Maryland to California. Now alone going north. Will miss her Dearly however will rejoin w my dearest family this coming Saturday evening.
Crossed the famous Golden Gate Bridge
One of many beautiful coastal view as we head north!
Rembering this location! Where my whole family along with Butch & Allen n mommie outlaw n Jerry and dogs walked on two years ago – by the Russian river!
Drive through tree!
Glad I was able to make it through this tree! Smile
Arrived our hotel for the night
Great local beer!
Delicious Buffalo Chicken Salad!
Total of 4 Goldwings parked here at the hotel
Stats for the day
And our route
Mixed feeling this am. Left my dearest family n champ the dog n just crossed beautiful Golden State bridge as jimmy and I start heading north via pacific coastal highway heading toward Seattle this am
Wanted to take the opportunity to share as to how magnificent google map is! Yesterday I brought my goldwing to Honda Motorcycle shop nearby in Daly City. A bit south of San Francisco for 16,000 mile service – change oil. Change spark plugs etc. 2-3 hours so decide to take city transportation back to join w my dearest family for the day. Here I show how it is being utilized as I return back to the shop in the afternoon to pick up our dear goldwing! (Yes we both love our bike very much!)
On the first segment from Butch n Allen s place – riding on J-church route light rail
See two different city transportation on the image above and blue dot – that s my current location
Close up of the connection from first transit to 2nd transit – walk path and my exact location as I walk from one to another
Google map route in text
Another close up of my exact walk path enroute to the connecting bus
Now on board bus #14L
Arrived Honda shop!
Find my bike?