I know that everyone has come to love my stories on the people that we have been meeting along the way. However it is with great sadness that I do not have one story from today to share with you in regards to the people that we have seen or met.
The big news for the day is that we have officially ridden our first day of 100 plus miles! 100.07 to be exact. Eight and a half hours in the saddle (pedaling) is a long time.
The morning started off perfect. A little chilly. We had to wear some extra clothes until we warmed up. The skies were beautiful, the grass was gorgeous, the temperature was great, and the wind was calm. You dream of mornings like this to ride. We rode from Berea to Bardstown today. The route was what seemed never ending up and down rolling hills for miles and miles. We ran into a few problems today. One being we missed a turn and the other being Justin had a flat tire. But never the less we moved on. Knowing we had to push ourselves to get to Bardstown, we did not take much time to stop and talk with the random people we have encountered the past several days. That being the reason why I have no stories to share. The day was nothing but riding hard.
Mom and Dad are having a great time it seems. It is fun to ride up to them in the evening and tell them about the day and to hear of theirs. Dad is thoroughly enjoying stopping at all the civil war battle fields and mom is loving the tours of the different wineries. Tonight we took a carriage ride through the town. Most of Bardstown dates back to early 1800’s so there was a lot of history. Really cool place.
We ate at a restaurant that used to be the stables from when the town was founded.
Tomorrow we hope to make it another early morning and get to Sonora early and jump in the car with mom and dad and take a trip to Mammoth Cave in the afternoon. That is if we can walk after today.