Saturday, July 15th.
Wake up call 6:00, breakfast 6:30. Load luggage, off at 7:15. Very dense fog, 100 yards visibility. Got quite wet just from riding through the fog. Scattered thunderstorms are predicted all day. Fog burnt off at about 11:00, then the thunderheads started to form all around us. I only experienced the edge of a very big storm, didn't get very wet.
Quite an uneventful day until SAG 2, 48 miles out. It was at a park and Joan Biery, who lives next to the park, was cooking hamburgers and hotdogs on her personal gas grill for all of the cyclists. Wasn't that special?? What a nice person!! She recently retired from Hoover Vacuum Co.
We passed through several towns that had severe damage from the storms yesterday, there had been a tornado warning but none touched down. Trees down, power out. I was riding with "side trip Jack". Luckily we avoided the scattered storms.
I arrived at Park Inn International about 3 PM, after 94 miles, 15.1 mph, 6 hr 13 min. Checked in, tried to take a shower but there was no water! Desk clerk said that too many people tried to take showers at the same time and it would be 2 hours before it would be OK??? Likely story! Went to route rap and a Chinese Buffet across the street. Very good! Oops! I ate too much again... Guess I need my wife to regulate my food intake.
8:30, maintenance man finally here to fix stuff, I will be glad to get back home for many reasons. I tried to get caught up tonight on e-mail people have sent me, all for now.
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