Today was one of the best rides of the trip so far. The weather was cool and we only had about 55 miles to ride to Dayton. I was a little concerned that the first 15 miles or so was on HWY 12 which is a busyCheryl scouted ahead and and turns out Dayton isn't much of a town. One restaurant that appeared out of business and a city park that didn't allow dogs. Note to all city councils - If you want to get on Cheryl's bad side, restrict access of dogs anywhere, but especially parks! We decided to spend the afternoon in Belleville WI (population 2556). There is not campsite close by and since the
We had lunch at the corner café which didn't look like much from the outside but was really good. From there we simply spent the afternoon in the community park relaxing. We even found time to watch a couple episodes of The Crown. We started it before we left and expected to complete it on this ride as we thought we would have quite a bit of down time. Well, we know how that has turned out so far! It almost felt like a true "rest day." I figured this was a good thing as Kyle and Casey will be joining us tomorrow and it is going to be a WILD seven days. If the riding doesn't kill me the evening activities will I'm sure. We have a lot planned.
Had a nice dinner, went for a walk and now it's time to get to bed so I'm ready for the storm that is brewing in the Northwest and heading this direction. It's going to be really fun and Cheryl and I are looking forward to it. Riding to Rockford IL tomorrow (67 miles). Another state checked off the list!
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