Tuesday, June 22, 2010

June 20, 2010: Sedro Woolley to Marblemount. WA. 44 miles

It was 52 degrees and drizzling when we left this morning at 7:30. I guess we need to get used to this weather... does not seem to be changing. It misted all morning, but no real rain. We stopped at the little town of Concrete, just off highway 20. We were very glad we did! We had lunch in teh HI Lo country Bar and Grill right in Concrete and toured the town, where just about every building is made of.... concrete of course! It was a one-industry town; everyone in town worked for the concrete company and concrete was free to employees. The street is concrete too, in this state of chip seal and blacktop roads. A woman in the restaurant gave us the 5 minute history lesson and told us not to miss the concrete bridge. When this bridge was built in 1919 it was the longest concrete bridge in the world!

It started raining in earnest after lunch, so many of us skipped the scenic loop and headed for our night's lodging. We stayed at Clark's Skagit River Cabins, and we were warned ahead of time that some of us would be in cabins, some in motel rooms, and some in campers or mobile homes. Dianne and I lucked out and were assigned cabin #3, where we each got our own room and there was a table in the kitchen for playing Scrabble. We played 9 games!

Dinner was salmon and pasta, caesar salad, and berry cobbler. This is a photo of our chefs, Patti and Amy. They are doing a superb job with suppers, but the oatmeal every morning is already getting old.... what is it about bike rides and oatmeal? We encountered the same thing on the Wyoming trip last year...

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