SEA TO SHINING SEA: A day of rain, a day of curds

Many times the hard uphill pedals are rewarded with stunning views like this one looking southward over the coast at Wheeler, Oregon. BY DENNIS FORNEY
May 17, 2013

DAY THREE - Rode about 25 miles today on top of yesterday's 34. A short day.  Not feeling real chipper.  Head cold, fuzzy head.  Set up camp early.  Napped.  Death warmed over is not far from accurate.  So far Becky's holding it off.  If it gets worse I'll keep in mind a marvelous quote from the first Harry Potter book: "For the well-constructed mind death is just the next adventure."  I'll work on that construction but for now the ends of my fingers hurt when I strike the keys.

It rained most of yesterday.  Tested our equipment and happy to report it kept us warm and dry.  But by the time we made Garibaldi we were ready for a hot shower and a hot toddy. Camp EconoLodge provided the shower, two headed no less.  Kelly's next door provided the hot toddy which for Becky was white wine and for me was a Johnny Walker Red scotch followed by a pint of IPA.  Boilermaker. At a round table nearby a bunch of locals were hashing out the issues of the day.  Mayor and others.  It might be a good idea for Jim Ford, Marion Jones and Sam Cooper to do a similar round table to stay in touch.  Rotate: M&H Welding for Milton, Crystal for Rehoboth, Beach Deli or Lemon Tree for Lewes. At Kelly's they fueled the conversation with a fresh pot of coffee.

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