I ate a smaller than usual dinner last night. I didn't get a good night's sleep. I sucked down a cup of tea and ate a Clif bar for breakfast. Then I headed out for my longest commute taking me across Rutter Parkway to Nine Mile Dam and following the Centennial Trail into town. I started seeing spots while going up the short steep climbs so I know I wasn't well hydrated. It did not help that I didn't bring a water bottle. You would think I would be smarter than that.
You would think.
I was starving by the time I got to work. I ate my bagel like a dog eats pancakes. If I tasted it, it was purely by accident.
No traffic light for 27 miles until Main and Monroe.
Deer at the Little Spokane River.
The calm water above Nine Mile Dam.
Ducks at Deep Creek.
The top of Pettet Drive.
My last climb--Main Street in Peaceful Valley.