Stayed with Katie and her girls my first night back in Fresno -- great reconnecting with them. And on Thursday, I got to ride up past Millerton Store and nearly to Prather (insert deep, deep meaningful sigh here). It was so beautiful -- these blossoms greeted me on the way out of town on Willow. The trees were cut down, but the blossoms were still intact.
This is one of my favorite views on the way up...a little piece o' Ireland just before St. Paddy's.
This is a new piece of the scenery on the way up. It was in the works when I left, but not completed....there's no ocean nearby, so it's not a lighthouse...just a fun place to take in the view for a mountain-top home owner, I suppose.
And the store! Chatted with a couple very nice guys here, and it was like old times.
And, once back down into the Valley, almost home, of course I was greeted by this St. Paddy's-clad fella. He's just before Auberry and Copper, and is always dressed in his holiday finest!
Lookin' forward to more riding while here. The Rockies are great and all, but this is where I fell in love with all things bicycle.