Trip Log – Day 107 – Wilbur, WA to Brewster, WA

Wilbur to BrewsterAugust 20, 2015 – Smokey, 90 degrees

Miles Today: 78

Miles to Date: 5,978

States to Date: 22

Fires to my north. Desert to my south. Smoke in my nostrils. Wind in my face. Rough aggregate roads. Washington is a trial. I will persevere until Seattle.


No horizon line this morning


Roosevelt Lake stretches 150 miles toward Canada


Grand Coulee Dam


Chief Joseph Dam

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After 66 miles I reached Bridgeport, a funky Mexican community with cool carved trees (enjoy these stock photos – in my pictures the sky is green). I finally reached Brewster where Naomi, the motel clerk made everything good. I met her three pugs, heard about her four daughters and the husband that got away. She gave me a discount. She nodded toward the window, “No one should have to pay to breath this.” Then she gave me a memorable response to my question.

About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog,, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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1 Response to Trip Log – Day 107 – Wilbur, WA to Brewster, WA

  1. yogibattle says:

    Someone said the whole state is on fire!

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