0 miles, currently at Mile 2402.0 at Snoqualmie Pass
We decided to take the zero today, and it turned out to be a fabulous choice. I got more Aloha time, lots more food, relaxation, fun and more. It rained on and off all day, and the clouds hung low in the hills all around us. I was happy to be dry and warm all day. We are hiking out tomorrow and the rain is forecasted to stick around for a couple more days, but we have one less day in it. I’m ready, though, and excited to get back on trail.
So for today’s zero, I decided to see if it would be fun to do another hour by hour day. It was pretty fun to do, and in the end I’m pretty impressed with how much we did… or how little, depending on how you look at it… so here it is!
8am. I woke up. This is my pillow. I know, super-exciting… it’s what I was looking at when I woke up. I think it gets better…
9am. I was making coffee after putzing around with gear and laundry stuff.
10am. Breakfast at The Summit Inn Pancake House with Aloha, Tears, Fun Size and Lighthouse. Mmmm, got me some panny-cakes!
11am. Just laying around watching TV. I have no idea what we’re watching… but we did have Jerry Springer on for a bit. Oy!
12pm. More TV, sitting with Aloha, and eating snacks. I’ve wanted to sit around a lot on a zero this whole trip, and I did a pretty good job today. Chili cheese Fritos and Snapple really hit the spot.
1pm. Hot tub! Yes, it was awesome.
2pm. Watching some videos and working on trying to sit and relax some more… and eating gummies.
3pm. Aloha, Tears, Fun Size and I left the hotel and head to town for a buffet as our main destination, but we swung by the Safeway for a few groceries. Remember the comment I made in a previous blog about taking photos of grocery isles? Well, that’s where I was at 3:00, so here it is… I was looking for a specific kind of strawberries and cream hard candy, which they did not have. Bummer.
4pm. The buffet was at a casino. We arrived at 3:30 and the dinner buffet didn’t start until 4:00, so we had to find something to do… easy! Penny slots!
5pm. Eating, eating, laughing, eating and more eating. We totally crushed this awesome buffet. Check out that dessert case! There was also a chocolate fountain, mongolian grill, woodfire pizza, prime rib, snow crab, and salad bar with cottage cheese!
6pm. A few more slots to let our tummies settle. We weren’t big winners, but we only lost $9.95. Not a bad price for some fun racing cows and spinning the wheel of fortune!
7pm. Riding back to our hotel in the pickle jar.
8pm. Monday Night Football and Irish Death beer that I wasn’t terribly crazy about. It kept hitting my darn cavity, so maybe that had something to do with it. More sitting around was good, especially with a still-stuffed belly of buffet.
9pm. Ummm… this was all I could get. Well… it’s what I was staring at when my watch turned to 9:00…
10pm. Hiker photoshoot in room 118! Strike your best pose! This one was a little set up. :)
11pm. Frankenberry cereal and more TV. I did quite a lot of nothin’ today! Success.
12am. Writing this blog entry and watching Robot Chicken.
And now I sleep!
Tonight I love how easy it is to get tasty drinks when in town.
Thanks for reading and being a part of my journey!