Tuesday, September 13, 2011
These bicyclists had stopped by the "Welcome to Washington" sign on Highway 11 to take a photo of themselves. The one on the far right is trying to rig up the camera on his small portable tripod and set the timer so he can be in the photo, too. Just to the right of this image is Stateline Road - the state line between Oregon and Washington. I was waiting at a red light when I spotted this crew of bikers. I hope they're enjoying themselves, wherever they are now. Bicycling is a popular sport in the Walla Walla Valley; the valley itself is quite flat (riding from the west side of College Place to the east side of Walla Walla only takes you up 300 feet in elevation), and the scenery can be quite spectacular. I often see groups of bicyclists enjoying a ride in the countryside on the outskirts of town.