|Do you know this man?|
YES! And how amazing is that? Gary, do you recognize Zack and Eva from a year ago?
|Eva from Las Vegas|
And in the "small world" category, Gary (and Joanne) also claim a long-term friendship with Roger's cousin Sue Vreeland Sander, who played in the Denver Symphony with them. They discovered this link because Roger's cousin Jacque, in touch with Sue about some things from her mother's estate that she thought Sue might like to have, mentioned that her cousin Roger was doing this bike ride around the country. And then Joanne mentioned to Sue at some point that their friends, Roger and Kathy, were doing this bike ride around the country. Could these be the same Roger?
YES! And that was how we came to be connected to a cousin that Roger has never met before.
A little later in the morning, we stopped to have a bite and met a woman who recently moved from Las Vegas to California. We enjoyed visiting with her, and learned that her boyfriend is a cyclist in Las Vegas. As are the couple that we were visiting with on the bike path! So here is a challenge for Zack and Eva, and Cassie from California: Let's find out if Cassie's boyfriend knows Zack! If you are reading the blog, leave a comment with his name, and we will see how many degrees of Gary Goble we have here!
Another challenge: Cassie's sister Julie Waters works at Cornell, where my friend Michael Lynn is a member of the faculty. So I bet that there is someone in common that they know, and that would be another couple degrees of Gary Goble!
|Selfie, with canal|
We are camping at the Welcome Center in the town of Brockton. They have space available, and give you a card key for the restrooms (with showers!) that are there. Even a laundry room if you need it. So if you are passing through this way on the canal, you need to make a stop. Just to say, "thank you!" even if you don't stay.
The day's report: Lewiston to Brockport, 63 miles
|Riding along the Erie Canal|
|Cozy camp right on the canal, thanks to the good folks of Brockton|