What a day we have had today on this the 13th day of our trip! It rained overnight at Wenatchee (unlucky), but the wind stopped blowing (lucky). In following the Mapquest directions to the Anjou Bakery we turned on the wrong Red Apple Rd. and had to go up a longish hill for no reason (unlucky), but it was much more scenic going through the orchards instead of the hwy (lucky). Got to meet Sharyl, Bobbie and Ginger at the bakery (very lucky)! Missed the turn into Cashmere to stay on the route (unlucky), but shortened the distance and did less hills (lucky). Had a tailwind heading up Blewett on 97 (lucky), but tons of traffic (unlucky). Turned onto Old Blewett Rd./Scotty Cr. (you were right Bobbie). It started to rain (unlucky), but no traffic therefore no spray (lucky). Long 6 1/2 mile climb to the summit of Old Blewett Rd. Was very nice with 3 bridges, 5 camping folks, 2 bikes (besides us) and only 7 moving cars (lucky). Started to hail at the top (unlucky). Poured rain and was freezing cold for the 4 1/2 miles down (totally unlucky)! Got to Swauk Campground and found a picnic shelter to get out of the rain, out of wet clothes and eat (lucky). Find out the shelter is a Day Use only (unlucky). Also find out the water is shut off due to coliform (also unlucky). Park guy (the one who told us about the water) tells us we can camp at Mineral Springs 5 miles down the road, even though it is closed (he told the Mineral Springs host we were coming--very lucky). Get to Mineral Springs in time to eat a fabulous dinner at the restaurant across the street (lucky lucky lucky!!). No charge for the campsite AND it is about 10 degrees warmer here than at Swauk (lucky--duh!).
So, Day 13, lucky or unlucky? You be the judge. We haven't decided yet!