Today is the first solo riding day. The weather is supposed to be spectacular and unlike other days, I actually believe this forecast. As I mentioned yesterday, the ride from Maryhill to Crow Butte is completely isolated. Not a store, a gas station or anything for over 80 miles. With 4 of us in the RV we are low on supplies so we will have to make due until we visit a grocery store today. So breakfast was a little different this morning. Cheryl usually make these delicious egg sandwiches with bacon, cheese on an English muffin. We are out of eggs so Jimmy Dean had to step in. We really need to get to a store!
The plan was to get to Wallua since it is a town about 60 miles from Crow Butte. But as is painfully obvious from the first 4 days, I'm not the best planner. Yes, Wallua is a town, but with a population of 342 people and the fact that tomorrow is a rest day, we decided to press on an extra 25 miles to Walla Walla. It makes for a long day but it made way more sense as we can relax when visiting Cheryl's aunt, taste a few wines before we go shopping.
other friends I knew but it sure was a nice ride. For the most part the roads were good and shoulders were wide. Traffic was pretty heavy but with a wide shoulder it was fine. The scenery was really beautiful.
So that’s it for Day 5. Day 6 is a rest day and I am really looking forward to it and the wine.