This morning, we took time to re-organize our gear, and we decided to send a few things home. Karen sent us on our way with delicious brownies and apples, which we thoroughly enjoyed a couple hours later.
We ran around (actually we biked around) town to find the few things we felt we were missing. That list consisted of pesto, steel wool, and a needle and thread. We then found a great little bike shop where Aidan was delighted to learn that they could, in fact, install a new cassette on his bike that included a granny gear! I honestly don’t know how he made it up some of those hills without one before.
We ate dinner in a little park, and spent a little while talking to a guy who rode up on a recumbent bike. Although I can’t remember most of what he talked about, he had us laughing with almost every comment. We biked off again after eating, waving goodbye to Recumbent Biker Guy and his triplet grandkids who had shown up.
A highlight of this trip so far was the hour (give or take) that we just spent riding after dinner. We were well-fed, it had already cooled down, and the roads were almost completely clear of cars. The hills were actually quite enjoyable – there wasn’t a headwind like this afternoon, and we just cruised up and down each hill, enjoying the views of sunset and farmland.
We are currently camping behind a fire station, in a lovely little corner of a field.