Shelton to Centralia, Washington

Southwest Washington fair, the cows came home

Tuesday 16 August 2011
0910 – 1530
Peppertree Motel
Centralia Wash

77.8 km

Breakfast at Goldie’s next to the Shelton Inn, with her outstanding home made pie as the perfect breakfast food. Then an easy morning ride down highway 101, with warm weather and perfect cycling conditions.

We had our morning coffee at the Shipwreck Cafe outside Olympia, with more good home baking: caramel buns and boysenberry pie.

We are on a country road running more or less parallel to the I5,through farm country, with a warm day it was perfect cycling.  We picked up the well-marked backroads Seattle to Portland route (STP).   We had lunch at Farm Boy off I5 and Case Rd – milkshakes and good takeout.

It was easy cycling after lunch into historic Centralia. We looked for historic lodgings but the only B&B was not taking customers. Luckily the bar at the Olympic Club was open, so we enjoyed their patio and the afternoon sun.  Then out to the Peppertree Motel, out of town and near the freeway, not a very convenient location.

We mitigated our disappointment by going to the Southwest Washington Fair and watching the demolition derby.   Olin and I inspected the cows and pigs, the prize winning dahlias and the quilts.  We cabbed back to the motel, having walked the very long distance to get there.

Mount Ranier


About Olin and Suzanne
Olin and Suzanne's cycling trip, across Canada and around the world.

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