Friday, June 12, 2009

We made it... to Seattle

     Yesterday we made it to Kirkland, which is North of Seattle. This is where Ryan's family is based. There were great bike lanes in and around Seattle so it was a great ride into town. Once we made it about half way through town and then wove through some city streets we found a great,but hilly bike path around lake Washingtion to our destination. The night before, we camped in a small grove of trees in the industrial area of town. Our muscles are sore, our joints ache and we are having the time of our lives.  Last night we took our first shower since Sunday. It was much needed. 
      We spent the day in downtown Seattle at The Pike Street Market, the Space Needle, and went to the Experience Music Project Museum. It was great to see some tourist spots that I had never seen before. The Market was wonderful! We made a point of watching the fish throwers for a while and walking all the levels. The Experience Music Museum was full of surprises that we didn't expect to see at all.On top of music they had exhibits about Sci-Fi pop culture and a guest exhibit about Jim Hensen and his many puppets.

1. Famous pike place market sign.
2. Ryan on the Interurban bike trail through Seattle suburbs.
3. We are gangsters!
4. Nazi bear.
5. Inside the market.


  1. it was good to chat with you guys today; it got me thinking about touring again!

    enjoy the ride!

  2. Oh yes that is a nazi bear if i've ever seen one

  3. Hello Allegra (is that your Christian name?) and Ryan. My church scans for new bloggers and invites them into the world of salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. I am interested in this trip of yours. In one of your earlier pictures I did not see a ring on that hand of yours, "Legs" are you two married? I hope you are using separate tents. I wouldn't want to see you living in sin. When will you be crossing into the Bible Belt? I happen to be handy with the computer so, the Bible says, "Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others" - I Peter 4:10 (NIV). For now, peace be with thee. I'll be following.