Monday, July 14, 2008

July 14, Day44

July 14, Day 44
Rest Day in Erie, PA
Mileage: none
Weather: nice day

Dear All,

We have recovered from the rainstorm of yesterday after sleeping in to almost 7:30 am. We had breakfast and then cleaned the bikes. John rode his bike to the local bike store in hopes that they could repair his bike computer. But, at the end of the day,all he could do was buy a simple replacement which provides distance and speed. Hopefully, it will last for the next 700 miles.

We strolled down to the waterfront and had a lovely lunch at Smugglers Wharf. We toured the Maritime Museum and learned a considerable amount about the War of 1812 and Admiral Perry. We took a partial tour of the brig, Niagara, which was interesting but a tad long.

We attempted to log on at the hotel but they are unable to get their WiFi up and running so we went to the local Starbucks and tried to log on there. They made it so difficult that we finally simply gave up.

Finally at 7:00 pm John was able to use the hotel computer and log on. So, for those of you who have been reading regularly you will probably want to go back to the July 13, Day 43 posting after reading this one.

Tomorrow we head to Hamburg. We expect that John's sister, Peppy, and our daughter, Meg, will be able to join us for dinner. That will be really nice.

We are down to only about 8 days of riding left to get us to the Atlantic. We've been very fortunate with the weather to date and, of course, fortunate with respect to illness or injury. As we get closer to the end of the ride we hope all of those good things will stay with us to the end. Your prayers and good wishes are appreciated. And, of course, good vibes are always welcome.

Amy and John


Unknown said...

Keep the pedals turning, you are almost done. Is that a good thing or a bad one, I don't know but you seem to enjoying yourself. Dad, I think you need to start braiding your beard... :^)

Anonymous said...

I found out about this trek from the Nardin newsletter (my daughter went there for High School) and it inspired me to make a donation to the school in support of your trip! John- it would have been easier on a motorcycle...

BachFan said...

Greetings, John & Amy! Found out about the blog from Karen & Art. If we see you today on either Rt.5 or U.S.20 in the Dunkirk-Fredonia area, we'll give you a salute. Best wishes for continued success - and good weather. Carol & Jim Boltz