pictures and status updates from the road with our friends' comments
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apartments get messy when you gut them
June 11, 2009 at 6:34pm
Moving Day #3
Lynette Dittus hee hee
June 11, 2009 at 1:33pm ·
Brock Dittus moving is hillarious
June 11, 2009 at 6:33pm ·
Jason Harper You did. Should have called me. I would have brought my bigass gas hog to help. HAHA
June 14, 2009 at 8:58pm
apartment felt strange... I was so excited i could hardly sleep! Just
a few more hours till departure...
Katie Perkins ooh I do like this fuzzy effect--much better than most digital fuzzynesses... kinda like super eight--my favorite. I bet you're going to miss that pretty chocolate brown carpeting.
June 13, 2009 at 9:34pm
Adam Matthew Wilde Breakfast of champions.
June 15, 2009 at 5:54pm
we're off! Adele crashes into Meredith at ladd but she's ok and we
all crash the gay pride parade downtown before boarding the
Melanie C McCandless watching a movie on the bus?
June 14, 2009 at 5:35pm ·
Allison Archer Harper Give my baby a hug for me.
June 14, 2009 at 6:47pm ·
David Wellcome Give him a hug for me too!
June 14, 2009 at 9:12pm ·
Brock Dittus On the train! Our headphone jack didn't work so we plugged into the seat behind us :-)
June 15, 2009 at 9:14am
June 14, 2009 at 6:44pm
Alison Hix Try it!! We will rescue you if its true!!
June 14, 2009 at 8:52pm ·
David Wellcome I'll come help with the rescue!! Just like "Born American"!!
June 14, 2009 at 9:11pm ·
June 14, 2009 at 8:56pm ·
Janelle Dittus oooooh. gorgeous.
June 14, 2009 at 10:10pm
bellingham with jason, fixing broken chain links, eating great food
and watching "that thing you do"
Brock Dittus If you're not a fan I will beat you with my belt
June 16, 2009 at 10:34pm ·
David Wellcome Jason looks scared of you!!
June 17, 2009 at 6:08am ·
Jason Harper that is right!!....that is what I said the fanbelt meant. Thanks for your memory Brock
June 17, 2009 at 6:40pm ·
Brock Dittus Beautiful woods just outside the city on chuckanut drive
June 15, 2009 at 1:29pm
Lynette Dittus i looooooove chuckanut drive!!! i'm so freaking JEALOUS!!! :) :) :)
June 15, 2009 at 3:05pm ·
Toby Ford nothing better than to stroll down Chuckanut in the late spring...
June 15, 2009 at 7:59pm
Brock Dittus Cruising around mount vernon with poppino... Beer night tonight! Good to see old friends.
June 15, 2009 at 7:48pm
Brock Dittus Beers at the porter house = best night ever. Great conversations and great ales!
June 15, 2009 at 10:37pm
Anne Poppino Hey, I know him!
June 17, 2009 at 5:16pm ·
matthias his breakfast this morning, riding out with joe, and
crossing deception pass...
factory on whidbey island slaked our hunger. Calzone pizza is god's
gift to mankind.
June 16, 2009 at 2:33pm
chat with a simple guy at the ferry terminal. Then watching herons
flap majestically over the inlet while eating awesome snacks.
Kevin Jewell remember how i repealed what i said about naming my first born son after you when i found out you were a meter maid? i think i might have to repeal my repeal coz your life according to facebook statuses seems pretty cool lol
June 16, 2009 at 5:07pm ·
Jordan Anderson Thought of you guys when I read this...hope the trip is going well! 'Today, I rode my bike to work. While biking on the road, I gave a hand signal for turning left. A car passing the opposite way veered towards me and attempted to give me a high five. I now have cuts all over my body and my bike is in two pieces. FML'
June 16, 2009 at 6:36pm ·
Annie Galebach Caress I'm so happy the phone pictures are working :)
June 17, 2009 at 10:49am ·
Adele Galebach Dittus isn't it sweet?! they're so vintage looking. i've always wanted to look this way :)
June 17, 2009 at 5:36pm ·
with some biker dudes on the ferry to port townsend, reading on the
waterfront, climbing the highest peak in town and dinner shower sleep
at gracious host home
June 16, 2009 at 10:34pm
rise today but worth it cause we get sweet potato pancakes! 63 miles
to James' place and his youth group tonight...
wonderful hosts Mike & Susan
Port Townsend morning.
Melanie C McCandless This looks like the cover of a novel
June 18, 2009 at 7:05am ·
brock eating a factory on the trail out of Townsend
Brock Dittus After a short jaunt in the wrong direction to chimacum, a pleasant ride thru port ludlow towards bremerton
June 17, 2009 at 10:24am
Brock Dittus Lunch at a rock quarry in kitsap county. Our cheesey bread and peanut butter have held up well during travel.
loving Fresh Air with Terry Gross
restocking on water at the AM/PM
Brock Dittus Found a free soda on the side of the road... I drank it, am i now responsible for littering if i leave the empty can here?
June 17, 2009 at 1:03pm
Jody Gaspervich Rutherford Most definitely!
June 17, 2009 at 1:10pm
Chris Watkins yes
June 17, 2009 at 1:17pm
Rod Hilkiah No way. It was the nincompoop who left it there the first time. He's the evildoer. You are a saint for removing the liquid litter ;-)
June 17, 2009 at 1:43pm ·
Athena Whetham Yes. You touched it last....
June 17, 2009 at 1:43pm ·
Annie Galebach Caress your updates are keeping me amused at work! don't litter, it's bad for the environment it would go against everything you stand for.
June 17, 2009 at 1:58pm ·
Brock Dittus Don't worry folks, I removed it from nature.
June 17, 2009 at 3:59pm
Brock Dittus town of Gorst WA pronounced "saddest corner of the earth" by Adele. Brock gets an inch long nail embedded in his rear tire and the one and only James Owolabi comes to the rescue!
June 17, 2009 at 4:01pm
contemplating fate & destiny and waiting for the magnificent Owolabi to rescue us.
The Father's Shack
Adele Galebach Dittus is on the biggest baddest bike trip of her life. Check Brock's status for updates (if you're into that) I'm not so techie. But I will be in pictures. "Mobile Uploads" tells all.
June 17, 2009 at 5:35pm
June 17, 2009 at 7:08pm
Lynette Dittus yikes bro. what the heck is this and why did it remind you of me?? :)
June 20, 2009 at 5:44pm ·
June 20, 2009 at 5:48pm · it was pulled out of the canal with a tractor.
Lynette Dittus rotten. rotten. rotten.
June 20, 2009 at 6:13pm ·
hood canal sunset @ Belfair
Melanie C McCandless so beautiful! Is it a saltwater marsh?
June 18, 2009 at 7:04am ·
Adele Galebach Dittus it's an estuary...as far as I know :) Also the very very end end of the Hood Canal! not sure if it's saltwater. I think it may be.
June 18, 2009 at 10:54pm ·
Melanie C McCandless Cool!
If it's an estuary, it's at least brackish :) Makes me miss Boston...
June 19, 2009 at 5:49am ·
shop in port orchard has thousands of bikes - literally! - in piles
all over the shop! Crazy!
June 18, 2009 at 3:07pm
Adam Poppino kudos to living the dream
June 18, 2009 at 9:55pm ·
Adele Galebach Dittus
hey Bernice,look what I found! have you seen a street named after you before? I've only seen 2 "Adele" streets...
this was in Seattle right after we came off of the ferry.
June 18, 2009 at 10:57pm ·
wow! I love it! I pretty much never see my name anywhere
June 19, 2009 at 11:55am ·
power lines & trains
Interurban trail = smooth ride & no cars.
Adele @ Auburn Safeway.
Notice Rottle's clothing in background.
entering downtown Sumner
We had a lovely bonfire when Brock and Adele came through Sumner on their 2 1/2 month bike trek :) -Lynette
hahaha. Brock...what is that face for?? -Lynette
whole family's 'round the campfire tossing beanbags and playing songs
in a big backyard in Sumner
morning fun with Lynette, Janelle & waffles
Lynette Dittus WAAAFFFLES
June 19, 2009 at 1:31pm ·
breakfast @ sisters'
Lynette Dittus you guys are my favorites :)
June 19, 2009 at 1:29pm ·
Lynette Dittus brushing your teeth at the table is classy
June 19, 2009 at 1:32pm ·
Janelle Dittus dude, my hair is awesome.
June 21, 2009 at 12:18am ·
Brock Dittus Breakfast with the sisters while waiting for rain to stop, then sumner bike shop screws
June 19, 2009 at 11:17am
Iconic symbol of Orting.
Kapowsin Gas station. Stop for brunch of cheetos & muffins.
Brock Dittus At a convenience store two halves of a house pass on trailer trucks while Adele sets up a dentist appointment. Rain all day long in brief showers!
June 19, 2009 at 2:08pm
Tarah Engelke and yet look how productive you are!
June 19, 2009 at 2:10pm ·
June 19, 2009 at 4:40pm
Tom Anderson Looks like you two are having a great time!
June 19, 2009 at 4:33pm ·
Lynette Dittus is adele wearing the vest under the shirt??? haha
June 19, 2009 at 10:51pm ·
2+2=3 – Adele
maybe it's because they drove so much
Tenino! Freedom! Fraternal Order of Eagles!
Melanie C McCandless wow! looks like Ohio!
June 19, 2009 at 5:07pm ·
inexplicably large raven.
Toby Ford mmm. I can't believe those guys went out of business. Duckbee was one of the best mascots in the business. sigh.
June 19, 2009 at 11:44pm ·
Krista Anderson Ahh...Yard Birds, black licorice ice cream cones, trying on the most funky shoes we could find...fond memories! The old bird that burnt down was so much more impressive :D
June 20, 2009 at 2:29pm ·
June 21, 2009 at 7:19pm ·
Brock Dittus Camping in chehalis with a FIRE and BEER... Best day ever. 73 miles not so bad now that it's over.
June 19, 2009 at 8:25pm
Jody Gaspervich Rutherford You two are amazing...
June 19, 2009 at 8:53pm ·
Ruth Salins Yeah BEER!!! LOL
June 19, 2009 at 10:55pm ·
Krista Anderson Chehalis...my stomping grounds...sounds like you are having a GREAT trip :)
June 20, 2009 at 2:25pm ·
our day's resting point in Chehalis. fire blazing after three attempts. fueled by pages from The Grapes of Wrath. Take that, steinbeck.
Annie Galebach Caress This is the most classic picture I have seen of you Adele. True to the core.
June 22, 2009 at 1:26pm ·
contentment = beer + fire
Brock Dittus Camping neighbors in RV tell us that we'd better be careful to stay friends! A pair of cyclists they knew did a big trip and weren't too friendly afterwards...
June 20, 2009 at 9:28am
Janelle Dittus i think you two will be okay.
June 20, 2009 at 10:51am ·
not quite a logger yet.... in due time.
Escher's logging truck
Jackson Homestead - first settlement in Lewis county.
Adele sees the ghost of Emily Dickinson!
Old growth forest near Lewis & Clark State Park. My they're tall.
a visit to st. Francis x. Mission we find 60 dollars cash in a
lectionary... Should we take it? Was it meant for us?
Halden Doerge Take. but use for good.
June 20, 2009 at 12:17pm ·
Steve Kimes Give it to the mission.
June 20, 2009 at 12:45pm ·
Brian Howe Keep half and put half in a place for another.
June 20, 2009 at 1:41pm ·
Bison Morgan burn it.
June 20, 2009 at 9:36pm ·
side of barn: "Prescription for Weak Women"
Henry Rutherford hahaha that's a win for sure xD
June 20, 2009 at 2:58pm ·
Brock passing a man on a bike in waders with a crate on the back. He wasn't friendly.
Brock entering Longview!
Brock Dittus weathering the weekend at the House of Shuren, glad to be resting and indoors for a little while! also, Longview's bike lanes leave something to be desired.
June 20, 2009 at 10:08pm
James Owolabi thanks for stopping by and seeing me. It was a blessing!!
June 20, 2009 at 10:09pm ·
Brock Dittus Asparagus + fish for lunch. Colorful condiments. Taking advantage of TV/Movies while we have them and doing some accounting & laundry before we head out to the coast. Bet this answers all of your most pertinent questions about the details of my life.
June 21, 2009 at 2:38pm
after dinner at the Shurens. Inside at last, never to leave...
Richard Shuren Hey! Who let you guys in?
July 21, 2009 at 9:59pm ·
Japanese Garden in Longview's Sacajawea Park
Brock communing with two geese he met. They responded with warily outstretched necks & hissing.
we are off again. It's a scorcher by longview standards.