This time, we caught it early. It just derailed a few of my summer plans. I had to cancel my trip to Paris and stay home to get some maintenance things done on the car. New brakes, new air filters, new belts, some fluid flushing....
|New brakes front and rear, that's gonna take all day|
|got a loaner car while my car is in the shop so that I can still drive out to trailheads for hiking|
I picked up a trip to Denver (to help pay for the car repair) and I hiked 2 miles on the Cherry Creek Trail.This is majorly a bike trail and goes right through down town Denver.
|The brick building on the right at the end is an REI flagship store, I might have stopped in for a moment....they were having their Garage Sale!|
Then back at home, I hiked 2 miles on the Alki Beach Trail around West Seattle. It was a relief to come home to cooler temperatures.
|You can barely see the 2 cruise ships across the Bay at Pier 91|
|low tide along the Alki Beach trail|
|Interesting views along the road walk|
|I don't know what that is!!|
So far my hike-a-thon total is 14.8 miles and we have raised $452 dollars! Thanks so much to Yosemite MJD and prairie dog for their recent donations!! And just a reminder to you guys, a donation of 1 dollar or 5 dollars is just as important as a donation of 25 or 50 dollars. It is the accumulation that makes all the difference. If the dollar amount was all it was about, I would just ask one person to donate $500. But that is not the point. The point is for all of us to come together and help a little bit as a group. Thank you to EVERYONE who donates !!
Visit my fund-raising page and make a donation. And if you have any suggestions on where I should hike this August, please let me know!! Does anyone have a favorite trail near Williamsburg, VA or near Asheville, NC? Let me know about it.
You can also mail a check or money order or even cash ! (make out checks to WTA or Washington Trails Association ) Send to: Amanda Arkebauer PO Box 16131 Seattle, WA 98116