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Bike Tour! (Day 1)

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Well, it has been quite a while since I have posted anything, mostly due to finishing grad school and moving to a new home (again!). But today, my husband and I are beginning a month long bike tour of Western Washington, the San Juan Islands, Vancouver Island and the Canadian Gulf Islands! Over the next month I plan to post photos and stories of our adventure, but it will be a bit different than most of my past posts. I will only have my iPhone with me, so my photo quality won’t be the same as usual and I probably won’t write long, complicated posts due to not bringing a keyboard.

Today was day 1 and included a 19 mile ride on the Western-Chehalis trail from Yelm, WA to the Olympia-Lacy Amtrak station and then a 3 hour train ride to Edmonds where we stayed in a hotel for the night. Tomorrow we will be riding from the ferry dock in Kingston, WA up to Pt. Townsend, WA.

Check back for photos, stories and thoughts on touring by bike over the next month!

Cheers!

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Photo Essay: Central Oregon Night Sky

Last Weekend I had the opportunity to travel through Central Oregon and visit the Pine Mountain Observatory outside of Bend where I was able to check out Saturn and the M1 star cluster through high powered telescopes. Central Oregon has one of the best night sky viewing areas in the world and I would highly encourage anyone interested in astronomy to go visit sometime. It is simply incredible! This is my first ever attempt at night sky photography so I hope you enjoy!