Day 23 – Alma, WI to West Concord, MN

We got our 3 (!) resupply care packages from my grandma this morning!  Words truly cannot describe our excitement. 

Yes, we totally opened, organized, and packed all the food on the sidewalk outside the post office. We probably got some confused looks, but I think we’ve stopped noticing. 

Soon after leaving Alma with our newly full panniers, we crossed a bridge and entered Minnesota! 

We also made a quick trip to a grocery store to add a new necessity – Nutella. We got a couple perishable items too, like yogurt and meat, and are now prepared for any situation. 

We’ve been totally enjoying the hills of this part of the country! Minnesota gave us some nicely graded hills today, and not too much wind! We did find ourselves hungry at many points in the day, but our panniers were full of wonderful food, so we just happily pulled over to eat. 

Another unexpected thing we came across today was a motocross track. Aidan was just delighted, and even I enjoyed watching the bikes fly around the track and through the air! 

Our main lunch today (there were two, as usual) was packaged Indian food that came in one of those simply magical boxes this morning. We ate that in a little salt shed on the top of a hill – enjoying the shade, the lack of biting bugs, and the welcoming atmosphere. 

We’re about to eat dinner in the park we’ve set up camp at, and plan to do some more reading tonight. (Apparently Edward Abbey completely approved of bike travel! I was reading today about his ideas on how to improve National Parks, and swapping cars for bikes at the gate was one of them!)

6 thoughts on “Day 23 – Alma, WI to West Concord, MN

  1. Dad Chris July 10, 2016 / 2:41 pm

    A whole shed full of seasoning for your lunch.


  2. Joanne Raguso July 10, 2016 / 3:05 pm

    Love the no trespassing sign!!!



  3. Wendy Bratt July 10, 2016 / 3:43 pm

    Thank you to Clara’s gramma, from the bottom of this mama’s heart! And go fat foods – Go Nutella! Do they sell avocado’s in Minnesota?


  4. Steve Kellogg July 10, 2016 / 7:29 pm

    “We crossed a bridge and entered Minnesota” WHAT – you crossed the MISSISSIPPI RIVER and entered the WEST!!! I expect a bigger deal made when you reach the Missouri!

    Love your blog. Granddad

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  5. Nancy Vanderlin July 10, 2016 / 10:28 pm

    Do you know your total mileage so far? Looking at the map, it appears you are nearly half way across the country! No wonder you’re hungry!!!


    • bikesoveramerica July 10, 2016 / 11:17 pm

      We’re at about 1,550! I think we’ll do about 4,000 by the end.


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