Day two: Atlantic to Carroll

Today was cooler but a bit hillier, and I’d trade humidity for hills any day. We had Danish crepes in the shade of a windmill from Denmark for breakfast.

We also went to a hausbarn that was brought from Germany and reconstructed brick by brick. We had our most interesting food of the day there: saurkraut-chocolate-beer cupcakes. Not bad at all!

There was a creek by our tent which we went into to cool off before solar showers. These don’t seem like much (plastic bag with hose attached) but they’re really great inventions! Now Ryan and I are off to explore downtown while everyone else sleeps. Fun!

Day one: Glenwood to Atlantic

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I woke this morning at 3:30 a.m. Phoenix time, . As I stumbled out of bed and to the kaebos, I saw hundreds of cyclists already leaving. For the next hour and a half there was a steady stream of bikes leaving, though we were far from the last to leave, rolling out at 7:00 Iowa time.

The day was really fun in all sorts of new ways. We met a banana tandem, ate the pancake man’s pancakes, took our picture with the world’s largest bicycle, and went down a huge slip and slide type thing on innertubes. We even got free coke. But it wa
s also about a thousand degrees (factoring in humidity) and there were a lot of hills.  I suppose it was the best of times, and it was the worst of times. 

Oh. And the food. Ryan might look impressive with his food portions. The best part is…

that was just one sectionof dinner

. Life is good. Now it’s time to get ready for bed to do it all again tomorrow.