We're in BEAUTIFUL Lancaster Pennsylvania, Amish town! There are horse-drawn-buggies all over these beautiful rolling country roads. Farms everywhere. Interesting fact: Floyd Landis is from this town. (Slept in a signed Floyd Landis t-shirt last night thank you!!!!) Also, they make their own potato chips & pretzels here. Best we've ever had. Here's a recap of the last couple days:
DAY 5: We left New York after sleeping in a little (7:30!) and took the ferry into Staten Island. Biked along the coast and then were delayed by an impressive lightning storm in Edison NJ, where we got a motel room. AND ENJOYED THE CABLE.
DAY 6: We biked the rest of the width of New Jersey, which was a treasure! New Jersey, we're sorry we ever said anything bad about you! It was all shady, tree covered roads with wide shoulders. We crossed over into Pennsylvania at Washington's Crossing and saw some turtles napping. Day 6 was kind of rough becuase we were behind schedule and Pennsylvania is HILLY. Our lady legs are TIRED. We biked for 14 hours trying to make it to a state park to sleep in, but at 8:30pm the sun was setting fast and we pulled over and knocked on a suburban home to request their yard as a place to set up camp. Judy obliged.
DAY 7: Waking up out of a tent is a lot harder than waking up out of a bed. Our sleeping bags are gross. We got these bags made for sleeping in arctic temperatures (wouldn't want to be cold, no!!!) and we were both slipping all around in them covered in filthy sweat. We packed up and made it into town so we could splash some water on our disgusting faces in a bathroom and then headed to Lancaster. When we got here, Neal and Tammy pointed out every food they had in their home and we sampled all of them! We showered and laundered and Tammy took us out country line dancing. We LOVE Tammy and Neal.
DAY 8: We just woke up to the smell of local eggs cooking. Tammy has invented a new sport, which is feeding us and she's giving it all she's got. Today we will have our event in town at Central Market and NOT go on a bike ride! Today is wonderful.
xoxo m + s