I decided last night that a rest day was definitely needed, it was the first time that my body was desperate for a rest, jerry and Vicky very kindly offered to let me stay another night. After the best breakfast so far on the trip, we headed into town to see some of the local sights. We picked up some fresh vegetables and then headed to a very unique store owned by a man named Frank. Frank sold everything in his store, paintings furs, everything really.
We then went to a sports shop, which included a pretty extensive guns counter.
After lunch, jerry and i headed back to their plot to see if there had been any progress. It seemed that there wasn’t so we went on a short drive around town which included the nine mile, mostly uphill route that i will start on tomorrow. We then went back home, we fixed the handle bar bag on my bike which was a bit loose and then decided to pump up my tires. Shortly after, the front tire exploded. That dam front tire. With no spare tubes, we headed to a local guys house who operates a bike store out of his garage. We was very nice and i left with three new tubes. Tires fixed, we headed inside for dinner. Another excellent feed and now we were off to watch some high school football under the Friday night lights. The game started with an excellent solo performance of the national anthem on the trumpet, then it was time for kickoff. The home team were initially outclassed, and then more outclassed with a brief period of restbite when the home team scored. The touchdown was met with fireworks and a showering of sweets for the home fans.
Unfortunately that was to be the one and only home score that we saw. We left a little early with the home team well behind. It was back home for some more cobbler and then off to bed after a very enjoyable day. But only after jerry had put his surgical sewing skills to the test with my shorts( my only off bike shorts have been spectacularly ripped since day one in Seattle), he passed the test. Tomorrow starts with the hill that we drove earlier followed by what should be a long down hill.