We woke up to rain his morning at the fire station of Brown City (where we had talked to the fire fighters about spending the night!). It was actually pretty exciting to finally get to ride in the rain – we got to use our raincoats (day glow of course) and it was cool out.
We couldn’t resist stopping at a roadside fruit stand, where we got cherries and honey! We’ve stopped thinking much about weight for carrying food, and just happily pack our panniers full of it. Our gear is down to the bare minimum, but food is an entirely different story. And we each have a pocket of a pannier dedicated to snacks – they are currently stuffed with granola bars!
To stay on the theme of food, as we pulled up next to a tiny grocery store in a random town, a guy getting into his car asked us about the trip. He said we’d better stop in the store for some beef jerky, and when Aidan showed him his existing stash, he was unimpressed, and told us that this store was known for its beef jerky. Aidan’s day was really looking up, and he promptly went in and bought some. He gives it good reviews.
We needed to get to Ithaca, Michigan by 11:00 am tomorrow, to pick up a bike mount for my phone that I ordered about a week ago. So we pushed on, deciding that we might as well just get there today!
Dinner tonight was pasta with pesto (from a tube), but after eating vast amounts of pasta, we were still hungry. So we had cereal with honey and fruit. Aidan ate about half a box of Cheerios, after which he contentedly said “there’s probably six million Cheerios swimming around in my tummy right now!”
Needless to say, we’ll be stocking up on more cereal in the near future. We might skip the Cheerios though.