Day: May 30, 2019

Thursday 30th May

The day started with a rain storm. We packed the tent as quick as we could. As always we look for a breakfast stop. 5 miles in we find a diner so our normal omelette and home fries were in order.

It brightened up with in the hour and left a nice warm sunny day, hopefully the storms are over. It’s getting warmer as the days go on. Starting to feel like summer at last.

Not much happened today, the roads are busier the closer we get to Chicago. We have about 80 miles to do then we should be there. Hopefully Saturday.

After 50 easy miles we rolled in to a campsite. $40 and it’s a bit of a dump the showers are disgusting. Motels are definitely better value. We will definitely book one tomorrow night!

Wednesday 29th May

Good weather and nice easy going roads made our 50 miles total today easy.

We passed through a Amish town and got passed by lots of horse and buggies. It’s quite something hearing a horse behind you getting closer and closer, fortunately they passed us giving plenty of space.

We came to a large flea market and decided to look around. It was full of the usual trash and trinkets and a mixture of old and new. And a mixture of handmade goods. worth some time off the bikes for a look around, but not being able to carry anything extra/large we didn’t stay long. 15 more miles to go we pushed on to the campsite.

The campsite was a mosquito ridden swamp but the showers were clean and we managed to find a dry spot to put the tent up. Just got eaten alive!