The new coat certainly came in handy last night. It was a chilly morning, but still i was up and ready to go. I headed into town to get some breakfast, which meant crossing back into Minnesota. It had been a short visit to Wisconsin, but a nice one. This will probably be the last time Im in Wisconsin on this trip.
After breakfast, i ran into Clint again who was cycling back home with his groceries. He was very sprightly considering how much booze he had last night. He wished me luck and i was on my way. The bike route for today was very winding and indirect. I decided that i would take the river road highway, a much more direct route. The destination was Winona, my route would cut 20 miles off the today’s mileage. Following the Mississippi river the whole day was nice, tho road was winding but very seldom hilly but it offered k nice view of the ole miss the whole day.
Cycling was easy, by now i feel like a well oiled machine that could run on anything. I covered the miles in good time and arrived in Winona early afternoon. There was a campsite situated on an island next to the Mississippi that looked really nice, it was about 2 miles out of town so i went to check it out. It was nice, so i checked in and set up camp.
At some stage earlier today i passed the 2,000 mile mark. To celebrate, i headed back into town to get a good dinner. I figured i would just head into town and find a restaurant. Just as i was getting into town, i realised that i forgot my wallet, at least i had only cycled 2 of the 2.3 miles into town before i realised. Furious with myself, i went back to camp, got the wallet and then back into town. This time i went to a different part of town, good decision. One restaurant looked and smelt too good to pass up so i went in. What followed was the best restaurant dinner so far.
By the time i had finished dinner it was getting quite dark. Fortunately, i could take bike paths most of the way back to camp and my shoes glow in the dark. Today will probably be my last full day in Minnesota, and a good one it was.