Sunday, 22 August 2010

Day 94 Seattle

Saturday 21st August
We had a nice lazy morning and while John was out running some errands Kris took the single kayak out for a 3 mile long paddle around lake Washington and I drew up some statistics. Kris was lucky enough to see a small turtle and a blue heron but unfortunately the turtle was camera shy. I calculated that in the 94 days so far we have had 21 days off, and have stayed in 13 motels, stayed with 14 warm shower hosts, 29 random strangers and have camped 38 nights!

When John returned we drove into town to pick up my rear wheel from the bike shop where the very kind manager at Performance Bicycle gave us the repaired spoke for free, thank you! One look at the rim we could see that there are so many splits in it, I hope it holds until the end. From here we went to the REI shop which is a massive place selling all kinds of outdoor equipment. John purchased some new bits for his forthcoming hike into the Cascade mountains and we window shopped but could have spent hundreds as there was some really nice gear.
Back at the house boat we were joined by Johns wife Sally and their daughter Allison and other daughter Jean and boyfriend Ryan. We had cheese and biscuits on the deck while the steaks were sizzling on the BBQ. We enjoyed a delicious dinner with true American style apple pie and ice cream for dessert. We truly enjoyed a great evening.

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