5b’s Bakery – Maps

View this post on Instagram A good sign I'd found a kindred spirit – a copy of the 1926 Good Roads Everywhere Map was hanging outside the door at 5b's Bakery 😍 Put out by the National Highways Association, it was more promotion than actual map. The early history of trans-continental (even just inter-city) roads in this country is absolutely …

5b’s Bakery

View this post on Instagram When you're standing in front of the post office and notice a bakery behind you, with a steady stream of folks, even at 4:30 on a Sunday, you visit. When you figure out it's a widely known, highly respected, dedicated gluten-free bakery/cafe/ice cream parlor/espresso bar, you rejoice. When you read their tagline, "Always Take the …

Concrete Post Office

View this post on Instagram Concrete, Washington. The town name was dreamed up by the sewing guild when the area was first settled by Europeans back in the early 1800s. Kidding 😜 No, it was the cement production center for the nearby Diablo and Ross dams – aptly named. • • There's a lovely big grassy area near the silos, …

Hamilton Post Office

View this post on Instagram After a visit to Lyman, you can jump back on WA-20, the North Cascades Highway, or you can take the slightly more intriguing Lyman-Hamilton Road. Somewhat unsurprisingly, it leads you straight into the heart of Hamilton. There, you'll find the post office (backlit by some bright late afternoon sunshine) on one corner, a highly rated …

Lyman Tavern

View this post on Instagram Lyman also has a Tavern. A rather distinct tavern. Dang it – I *knew* I should have invested in that antler retrieval training 🤣 • • I had the dog, so I didn't stick my head in to see just how horny the place truly is, but the outside was eye-catching, AND they got "y'all" …

Lyman Post Office

View this post on Instagram What’s in Lyman? Well, there’s the post office, with not one, but TWO identifying signs 👍 A very eye-catching City Hall, which just so happens to be part of the Tea & Tour cycle route, put on by @willowbrookmanor , that I’ve been bumping into a lot of late! And then there’s the flag I …