Ed went to a bike shop in Enumclaw and learned all about the wonderful bike paths in the area. The woman in the bike shop recommended starting in South Prairie and going to Puyallup. A person received a gold star from the mayor if they can correctly pronounce the Puyallup town name. No surprise, but Ed did not qualify to receive the gold star. The entire route of the bike path was paved and wound its way through several small communities. It was a total of about 28 miles round trip and Ed survived – barely. Sore legs and sore rear were noted by the end of the mild climb back to South Prairie.
A Christmas tree farm was a notable feature on the ride. It was quite large and had a series of trees in different sections of different ages. It was fun to see it. A helpful lady jogging with a baby in a carrier agreed to take a photo of Ed.
Another special treat was seeing a local farm. It was exciting because the Rainier cherries are now available! The also had apriums – a cross between an apricot and a plum. This was a brand new type of fruit to someone who has been living in a desert for more than 30 years.