Friday, May 21, 2010
Some bodies in this group are very tired. We got in very late last night so we slept in. We finally got on the road at 8:00 am. Did I mention that PA is hilly? We had gone a princely 9.1 miles when I (Mel) said stop. We were in West Nanticote. We had pancakes at Durtin’s Flamingo Diner. They were not as cheap as the day before but they were as good. By the way, it was pretty hot today, in the mid 80s for much of our ride. We stopped twice for a large Gatorade. At one stop the nice people were so impressed that we were trying this (I think they took pity on us) they gave us two bottles of water.
In case you don’t know this part of PA, we went from our pancake stop, through Hunlock Creek, Shickshinny, Beach Haven, Berwick (nasty hill coming in here), Briar Creek, to end up just short of Bloomsburg. We found a nice Budget Host (Patriot Inn) located next to a restaurant and minimart. That’s heaven. The nice lady on duty locked our bike in their meeting room to keep it safe.
We only did about 37 miles today. Less than we planned but we had to stop early. We will have two relatively short days as tomorrow looks like a 30-mile day.
Debbie’s emotionometer: Very tired and a little grumpy. (Being so tired so early in the trip bodes ill for the next few days.)