Day 3. (3 Garmin Tracks) Monday's weather was as beautiful as the ride. Highs in the low 60s, clear skies; good roads, lightly traveled; Amish farms and spring bursting forth all 'round the lovely countryside. Lunch at Reconnect Cafe in Delta, PA was surprisingly excellent: great coffee, cookies, veg sandwich and egg sandwich, and a delightful and interesting owner. Traveled about 80 miles, arriving at the Comfort Inn in Cockeysville, MD, of all places. Not a fancy hotel, but totally servicable and much nicer than the Econo Lodge in Reamstown - complete with boogie on the desk lamp shade and mold on the wall. I'd hate to see what that place looked like under the glow of a UV lamp. Based on observations at a bar on Sun night, horses and big hair are the rage in Reamstown. Imbibed a beer at Silver Spring on Monday, a dissappponting bar, with a name similar to a great Fleetwood Mac song.
Day 4. (Day 4 Garmin Tracks) Another Perfect day for riding. The roads were busier, being close to DC, and the scenery was nice but not quite as spectacular as Monday in Amish country. Of course it was exciting to visit the Mall in DC again, although it's best enjoyed with kids. Today's lesson: book your hotel at least one night prior, and don't try to ride ur bike through Arlington Cemetery. Many of the hotels in DC are booked; there seems to be no consensus opinion as to why. I got stuck overpaying for a crummy Days Inn. I'd rather be camping, but that learning curve is too steep to figure out alone while trying to bike
endless miles each day. I'm having trouble enough using the coin operated laundry equipment at Arlington Laundromat. Plans tomorrow are as big as tonight's Mexican dinner plate: ride to Charlottesville, VA ~ 120 miles. We'll see tomorrow if can I make it.
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