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Dec 23, 2014

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surly winter hotel
December 2014 hotel bicycle tour

What I loved about 2014 was that my husband and I had even more bicycle adventures than the year before. We even got a bicycle overnighter in for the winter by staying at a hotel. When I called the hotel to see if they had a place for us to park our bicycles outside, they advised us we could bring the bicycles in our room.

night ferry

We had a waterview suite with a fireplace and a bay window. It was so relaxing to watch the ferries and tug boats come and go. We'll definitely return to this hotel during the colder months when the campgrounds are closed.

orcas island bike touring
entering Moran State Park on Orcas island

Our hardest bike tour for 2014 was to Orcas island. We got up at 4 a.m., had breakfast, packed and were on the road by 6 just as the sun was rising. Many miles and hours later, we got off the ferry onto Orcas island. It was a hot and humid day with hill after hill to climb, so when we got to the entrance of the park, we truly felt like we had reached the finish line.

september 2014 full moon
full moon, september 2014

I really am grateful for having a good and long summer this year. I'll end these favorites with a photo of the summer full moon. Seeing the moon up close was magical. Cheers to Mother Nature and all her splendors!

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5 comments: said...

Wonderful pictures of an adventurous year!
Merry Christmas and all the best.

Sheila said...

Thanks for sharing these with us. Merry Christmas and A happy and prosperous New Year to you!

Gallery Juana said...

Chai and Sheila, thanks for the visit and best wishes to you both.

QuiltSwissy said...

What wonderful adventures! We ride, but we do day rides. We have not tried the long distance over nighters. With the new knee I hope to beget back into riding soon. Daughter gave us a bike tour in New Orleans for Christmas!

Bella Cirovic said...

Oh, that moon photo! All of these are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing to {Favorite Pic of 2014}.

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