Day 4 – June 4th – 1st real day of cycling – Seattle, WA to Sedro-Woolley, WA – 75 miles

It was an early start to a wonderful day today.  Awoke early to send my friend off on his flight to the east coast, I left the house around 5:40 a.m.

After some turmoil making sure my tires were pumped up sufficiently and double-checking my route out of downtown, I was on my way.

25 miles down the line, I stopped in my new favorite town, Snohomish, WA. I ate at the Twin Eagles Cafe after asking one of the local residents on the street where the best place was.  He was right.  The servings were large enough so my stomach couldn’t even hold it all.The rest would become snack later in the day. Found a comical sign here too:


On my way north on the scenic Centennial trail, I called some distant relatives of mine who live in Stanwood.  They met me in Arlington for lunch at the Blue Bird cafe.

I met numerous nice people on the Centennial trail.  All of them wished me safe travels and a few even had me write down this blog for them.

All of this good food is spoiling me.  But little did I know, more food was to come.  During lunch, they handed me the business card of their son who lives in Sedro-Woolley, right along my way.

5 hours later I found myself there with a nice bed, a warm shower, and hot food.  I cannot thank them enough for their hospitality.

I did get my first flat of the trip today, only a few blocks from the house where I stayed.  I took care of that and ended the evening eating Cascade cherries and looking at the mountains in the bug-free Washington air.