Okay, we don't exactly have a plan beyond two weeks from now, but who cares? It's called adventure. It's called winging it. I'll be praying something comes our way, and I'm confident the summer will be great.
We head out tomorrow morning to Corvallis, OR to see Emil's brother and family. Then we'll find a place to camp near Portland. This part is crucial! We have to be close to Pine State Biscuits in Portland, so we can go there for breakfast. I'll order the Mcisley, and Emil will have the Chatfield. Maybe throw in an order of fried green maters. Mmmm.
Next, hit up Seattle to surprise a friend and then meet up with Kelly and Jens' friend who is lending us a cabin on the Olympic Peninsula after we return from the San Juan Islands. And, spend time with Emil's Uncle Kevin in Everett, WA who is kind enough to put us up for the night.
What?? San Juan Islands? You betcha! Six nights camping and bike touring San Juan, Orcas and Lopez Island. Just us, the bikes, bike trailer, and 50 pounds of essentials. Ferry tickets are purchased, and good weather is ordered for the week.
After our adventure in the San Juan Islands, we'll head to the Olympic Peninsula to fish cutthroat on the Sol Duc, Bogy and Hoh rivers. Maybe try for a summer steelhead?? It will be fun to explore an area new to both of us!
So, there's the plan. Full of potential. Some possible engagements down the road: visiting Wendy and family in their new digs (Grand Rapids, MI), seeing Tom on his next R&R, visiting with his family, working on Ted and family's farm, building a trap for to catch the snapping turtle in their pond, camping at Hocking Hills, spending time with my 96 year old Grandma, seeing all of Emil's friends in Providence, and many more. For sure, we'll attend a wedding in August at Estes Park, Colorado.
Phew. I better start packing!