|Sam, Caitlin, and Kevin|
Maumee Bay State Park/30mph headwind/Larry
Our destination for the day was Maumee Bay State Park (~80 miles away, our longest day yet). We arrived very close to sunset and promptly set up our tent, ate dinner, and fell asleep from pure exhaustion. The next day we awoke to sunny skies and an awful wind. We traveled to Toledo, OH where we took a short break to figure out our route and headed towards Harrison Lake State Park. Along the way we met a very avid cross-country cyclist who has led, and continues to lead groups of Boy Scouts on extended bicycle tours across the country since 1976. He had some good advice about routes to take through the West, and shared some pretty amazing stories about his travels. He ended up riding with us for about 10 miles on back country roads before heading back. Our initial plan to stay in Harrison Lake State Park was foiled due to the 30-40mph headwind we experienced for the last 10 miles of the trip combined with the fact that Caitlin hadn't been feeling to well for the past few days in addition to the looming thunderstorms we saw lighting up the skies as we rolled into Wauseon, OH. We decided to spend the night in a hotel instead, and the next day awoke to clear skies and practically no wind -a very welcome change from the previous day.
|Flat and beautiful!|
|Exterior of Cahoots|
|Interior of Cahoots Coffee Cafe|
|Kevin, Barb, and Caitlin|
Today, the weather has cleared up and we are on to Chicago! Where we will be spending the weekend with a good friend in a fun city.