Having my learning difficulties. I am adding some photos from yesterday that I had trouble with posting. We shall see if the problem persists... Here is what that side road looked like from the other angle -- opposite of where Susan was standing in the sawdust.
When we got home from our short but hilly ride here is what we felt like ......... Heroes. Note Susan in the Hill Climbers jersey.
Once we were home we watched a storm roll in. We actually watched it chase us home and were fortunate to miss it. There was thunder and lightning and then rain, which we walked to town under to get to Paddy's pub to watch the final World Cup Women's Soccer game (we lost to Japan by penalty kicks as the tie breaker). Unlike Seattle, the rain stops. And today is full of sun again.
We think it is a "rest and plan" day today as we ponder a two or three day trip to Cinque Terre by train, and as I continue experimenting and testing this app and blog thing!