Thursday, May 15, 2008

Day 16

A long day was planned so we were rolling just before the sun. I experimented with a new breakfast before leaving. Liz, one of Hughs cousins had suggested uncooked oatmeal with milk. It was tasty though on the chewy side. It lasted well until our second breakfast in Sacramento. We took a few photos of the capitol and then continued pushing at the SW quartering headwind. Soon it was 110 miles later and 5:30 and we were considering spending the night in Oakdale but that would have left us a very hilly 95 mile day tomorrow. We opted to fortify with fast food mexican and to keep rolling. It was 35 miles later and dark when we rolled Into Moccasin point campground.
A quick wash in the lake followed by our usual sandwhich and we were out for the night. Well not the whole night as around 2 am something was rattling the trashcans by our picnic table. A very large skunk was looking for a snack. Hugh suggested not throwing a rock at it.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Papa - Your pictures are incredible. What a journey you will have completed ...how fortunate and how determined. We are all very proud of you. This is now on my list of places to see...Be Safe and keep cycling. Love to you, Tara, Pav & Finn, xxoo

Tonya said...

Hey Pete and Hugh...Tim said you guys were doing great..Love the Yosemite pics..Keep up the good work!!..See ya in Florida..Love, Tonya....

Anonymous said...

I night have died laughing had you thrown the rock and got stankdified. Awsome.
Kaija