It was a little strange to wake up and not be getting on the bike this morning. Since we left on June 21st we’ve never had two consecutive days off the bike. It felt like a real treat to give our bodies and rears in particular another rest day. This morning Matt and I made Ebleskiver for the gang. Ebleskiver is a Danish breakfast that I grew up with my Mom making and has become a Dittmore family tradition.
After breakfast we all enjoyed good old-fashioned hangout time. Nothing like a summer day on the lake to take it easy and relax. Of course as Matt and I start to gear up for our departure tomorrow we find it a little hard to totally relax as we worked on the bikes, made hotel reservations, did laundry (thanks Brenda) and caught up on work. It’s so nice to have a little slice of home during our trip. We also reviewed the final weeks of our planned schedule and noticed that we never bike more than 4 days in a row with planned off days in Cleveland, Niagara Falls and Cooperstown before our arrival in Boston on August 19th.
We enjoyed our last night at the lake with a great BBQ, good wine, a trip to the ice cream shop and a Steve Benvenuto/John Grundel fireworks show!