Day Seven: Sunday, May 06, 2007

Pete and I are in Marble, Washington on a 28.8 modem, so everyone will have to wait for the numerous photos we took today. We are well into the second bottle of wine, I’ve successfully convinced Pete to continue into Canada for a few more days. (Told you Bob!)

I don’t know how easy it will be to connect over the next few days, but I’ll update the blog the first time we find high speed access.

The update:

Ah, high speed access!

After enjoying the Moon’s gracious hospitality, Pete and I left for Marble. Until this picture (taken by Mr. Moon as we left) I had no I idea that Robert De Niro was along for the ride…

Robert De Niro?

Sunshine again! We spent the day enjoying a slow, multi-stop ride up the Columbia River on Hwy 25, it is some beautiful country:

Columbia River

The Road


Columbia River


Columbia River

Sunday night we had the pleasure of staying with dear friends of mine, Dave & Sue Chambers. Their hospitality is overwhelming as they had just returned home from a multi-week trip about 90 minutes before we arrived.

Dave & Sue Chambers

and, with only dial-up available, this is how we ended the day…

End of a perfect day...

PS: File under the categories of “count your blessings” and “don’t always believe MapQuest.” Dave also informed me that “Camp Road” from Day Two was the ill fated route taken by CNET Editor James Kim and his family in December of o6.

Day Six: Saturday, May 5, 2007

AM View
Pete took one look at this view this morning and said “Now this really DOES NOT suck!” Sunshine at last! What a welcome sight.

Cleaning Time

Cleaning Time First order of business was to wash the grime off the bikes, gas up, and head southeast to the tri-cities area

More views, vistas, and scenes along the way:



After stopping for yet another cigar,

Cigar Stop

we ran across a large group of bikers on a poker run — and felt right at home.
Poker Run

And finally we arrived at Tim Moon’s. Master Chief Taylor joined us and it was everything Pete said it would be. Here is shot of the Master Chief, Moon, and I around the firepit (with a spare chair for Bob Rankin who didn’t make the event — we missed him.)


Tomorrow we head north to Marble, WA to see friends and stay with Dave & Sue Chambers.