First a lesson. The town is not Mazahhma (as in momma, the way most of us western WA folks pronounce it), it is Mazama as in Alabama.
|The welcome sign indicates all the activities that Mazama has to offer|
Our group of wonderful women went their separate ways today, a few chose to ride UP Washington Pass and back down, a few went hiking or walking, some drove directly home, Kristi relaxed and Susan fished, and three of us (Vickie, Connie and I) did a final bike ride in and around Mazama.
|John Boy Walton seems to have parked his truck here|
|Even the birds get a rustic cabin|
Fighting a headwind along the road, we were getting parched. The cabin that Connie was sharing with others was nearby so we stopped in for a restroom break, colder water than was in our bottles, and even got some ice for the road.
|I gotta a brand new pair of roller skates, you gotta brand new key...|
At the top of a deceivingly longgggg hill we found the swimming hole under the bridge. We didn't swim this time, but walking in the cold water revived us for the ride back. Well, that and the food we ate for lunch.
Iced tea & coffee again at the end of the ride, and then our real goodbyes.
Susan met up with me and we drove to the Blues Festival in Winthrop. Audrey, the owner of the hostel where we are staying, had received comp tickets to the festival and could not use them. She generously gave them to us! These were $80.00 tickets, so we feel very fortunate and thankful for them.
The temp by the time we got to the grounds was 96 degrees and we lasted only about an hour and a half in the afternoon sun. We went home for a shower and cooling down then came out for a little evening music, bringing pizza for dinner on the lawn while we sat and listened.
|Photo with phone (no camera with me) to show the venue|
|People lined up to walk through the water mister for relief from the heat|
|26th Annual Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival|
This wraps up our out west adventure for this time. We have more adventure come, but first home to the chores and tasks that await. See you soon though. Thanks for following along with us.