Well, about the time he got back, we had another little spell of rain, so we just decided to put on our bike clothes and just lie down for another nap. Before too long, the rain stopped again, and we decided to see if we could get everything packed up in the lull. We timed it just right - there was enough time to get over to the activity tent, where they were making up breakfast sandwiches.
|Safe from the storm under the tent|
We hadn't figured on being able to eat at the camp, but since they were already just about ready to go, we pulled the tandem under the tent, had a cup of coffee, and waited for a couple of sandwiches. Not five minutes later, the heavens opened up and we had another torrential squall! Lucky for us, we were dry under the tent, the sandwiches were good, and by the time we were ready to go, the rain had stopped.
|Rain made everything steamy this morning|
Though it was steamy, we did not have more rain on the road.
|Cows not in danger at 350 yards|
We stopped for a cup of coffee at this little cafe and got a kick out of the adjacent driving range. According to one fellow there, the cows are about 350 yards out and therefore not likely to be hit. I guess maybe Tiger Woods could reach them!
And about halfway through our ride, we found Peter waiting for us on the side of the road! YAY!
|Peter guided us in|
He rode us in to Chatham, where we had a great lunch, and then on to the red barn where he, Linda and Serena live. We thought maybe we'd get rained on again - the skies certainly looked threatening - but it was smooth sailing all the way.
Linda was waiting to wave us in!
After dinner, some neighbors dropped by with a Pavlova - an airy concoction made with meringue, whipped cream and berries. I am quite certain that Peggy and Brian's contribution to our adventure will not be replicated anywhere else!
We will get to enjoy this lovely sanctuary again tomorrow, and then our daughter and grandchildren are going to join us for several days at Family Camp at Ashoken Center. I am so pleased that Linda will be able to meet the girls, and that they and Dana will be able to see her wonderful home. We are going to have a family reunion at Ashoken, with Roger's sister, half-sister, daughter and niece and their families all gathering for the first time ever!
The day's report: Petersburg to Claverack, 54.7 miles/5332 to date
The route profile
|This thundercloud did NOT rain on us after all! - view from the front window|
|The Red Barn|
|The barn from the back|
|Path to the woods|