Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A Lovely Day For A Ride

After several cool rainy days, we woke up to pure sunshine this morning in spite of a weather forecast that said the cool rainy days would continue through the weekend.  We decided to take a chance the weather would hold and dug the bike out for a ride.  
One of our favorite rides is Highway 9 out of Arlington to Sedro Wooley.  Most of this highway has been improved in the past couple of years.  A new wide bridge has replaced what was once a one lane bridge over Pilchuck Creek.
 Of course, road work is never done in the summer in Washington, so we saw quite a few of these signs before we got to Burlington.
They really love traffic circles lately - this is about the eighth one we navigated on our journey today.
This downed tree had to be across the highway when it fell.  
We crossed I-5 in Burlington and then went out through the beautiful ag land between Burlington and Bow-Edison on Highway 11.  Miles and miles of potato fields, blueberry fields, corn, and pastures, with the smell of clover filling the air and a temperature right at 70, made for a pleasant ride.
Destination:  Longhorn Saloon in Bow - for the best fish and chips around
There were a few ominous looking clouds along the way, but no rain so we had a nice ride.  Saw this sign by Lake McMurray on our way back: 
Just in case someone is interested, I'm posting it here. :)