Back to Part 19
We took our leave of Andrew and Anne and officially started east back towards home, we had less than three weeks left on the ridiculous road trip.
As soon as we got to the other side of the Cascade Mountains, things started to look drastically different.
We stopped for to stock up on groceries, for lunch, and for some odd sidewalk shopping in Ephrata, WA.
We ended up finding a fantastic free wifi spot at the Pita Pit, so I hung out there after lunch and uploaded the last month of photos and videos for these blog posts!
We got back on the road, and ended the day at Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park near Coulee City, WA.
The geology there was....odd. We took a hike, in part to embrace the weird rock formations, but also to calibrate our fancy new activity trackers. Slight tangent here--since the beginning of our ridiculous road trip, we have been hiking most days, sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. Actually, Doug was back on the running bandwagon, ramping up to mini-marathon training. And we were also making a conscious effort to eat better. When we checked the scale at Andrew's house, we were both pleased at the weight we'd lost. Anyway, back to the activity tracker. I tend to be motivated when I can see how my exercise is burning calories, and activity trackers have gotten smarter in the last few years. I did a bit of research and found a decent deal on refurbished Garmin VivoSmart HR+ wristbands. They do the pedometer thing, plus they are GPS enabled, and they can also track your hear rate at your wrist (no need for the extra chest strap ordeal). I had them shipped to Andrew's house, so they were there when we arrived in for our visit with them. So we took a little hike, enjoyed the weird rocks, and calibrated our fancy new activity trackers.