We woke up to the most decadent breakfast I think I have ever had, prepared by Marsha. Waffles (with secret ingredients), fresh fruit, yogurt, omelets, orange juice... It was the best way to start the day that I could have imagined. Then Marsha drove us back up the hill, stopping to grab some California maps on the way. We commented to each other multiple times that she in John are some of the genuinely kindest people we know. Thanks again!
We started out moving fast, trying to make it to a post office about 40 miles down the road before it closed. It turns out they closed much earlier than we thought, so we had no chance of making it. All the better, really, so we could relax and enjoy the solitude and beauty of the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway.