Monday’s ride, April 7
I have recovered from the cold wet ride on Sunday thanks to hot tea and a good dinner and sleep!! I learned about putting newspaper in wet shoes, and after doing it 3 times and checking them in the morning, they were good enough to wear today!
Today, we had a pleasant ride to La Grange-yes, Texas– a town of about 4,000. Rode through Bastrop State Park. Lots of rolling hills. Some I stood up on, but remember, I like the hills and their nice diversity.
It was cloudy and cool but not RAINING. As we rode the quiet roads to La Grange, the blue sky started to appear. I found myself smiling as my friend and I peddled at a good clip to the Best Western Plus (yes, another nice hotel)!!
Every morning, we can pack snacks. Lots of choices today, so I had my peanut butter sandwich and banana for lunch. I even threw in some Sun Chips– I know I am getting a little wild with adventure eating!!!
A good hot shower and today I am thinking about those from home that traveled to DC to speak to our congressmen about the need to fund Alzheimer’s research NOW. I am with them in spirit just as we all are, hoping for the funding to find answers and ultimately a cure. Safe travels, my friends. As you journey home, I will wait to hear about what happened and which representatives had an open mind!!
We will leave La Grange tomorrow for an 80 mile ride to Navasota–yes, Texas– and then a rest day. It is very green here in these parts of Texas, ranches everywhere. We even have cows staring at us as we pedal past them! About 10 deer ran across the road in front of us today–pretty cool! Lots of wild flowers, too. In fact, I actually recognized one from my yard (primrose, I think, pink). Oh, I had my first experience of being stopped by a train on my bike!!!