While I was in Portland, I received an email from the incredibly enthusiastic Dan from Blaine. He explained that he heard about my blog from a coworker’s mom, who is his coworker; that he loves bikes and is interested in bike touring. Would I be able to stop by his town, would I be able to stay in Blaine for the night with his wife and friends? DUH. Today, I found myself in the home of Dan, Sue, their daughter Emily, and their friends Glen and Marla. My belly is happy with homemade pizza, ice cream, and Barbies strawberries.