Woke up to find we were camped below a large dam. Started to heat up early so we hurried to get on the road. I let Jenn be in charge of navigation and we ended up on a dirt/gravel road for the first 10 miles. Dirt road mixed with wind, heat and sunscreen make for a nice protective coating. (1242 miles)
Took a midday break from the heat and sun in the small town of Bristol. Thanks to our new friend Alex and the wonderful folks of Bristol United Methodist Church, our brief rest ended up including a potluck dinner, great company, a nice place to camp and even breakfast. Thanks to everyone that made this evening so special including Alex, Jessica, John, Cheyenne, James ‘Bub’ McGee and his wife, Leon, Pastor Kathy, Ted, Jay, Mike and everyone else! Hope to see you when we come through in September.
Not only is Alex a great BMX rider, he also plays a mean game of ping pong. He also has a way with words:
– “Why didn’t you just drive?” or
– “Do you guys have some nice clothes? We’re having a church barbecue and if you have some nice clothes you should come”. Thanks for being so persistent that we stay.
Jenn didn’t want to leave the Holiday Inn but we had to get back on the road to work off some of the food and booze we enjoyed for her birthday. (1196 miles)
Made it to the campground at John Martin Reservoir just before dark and just as Jenn started wiggin out. She doesn’t like to set up camp in the dark.