This part of the ride would have been awesome if so many things hadn't gone wrong. We were actually pretty miserable for much of the day. We had to go way out of our way to get a new house (tent) and getting back on track was no easy task. It was cold, windy, and very frustrating. And then Ken did this:
Use the brakes when you want to stop a TerraTrike - unless your name is Flintstone this is what happens when you try to use your feet instead. Ouch.
But he was tough and we kept riding... The traffic thinned out and we went through Jamestown and after 49 miles spent the night at the Chickahominy Park on the James River. Our first night in our new tent and we had to set it up in the cold and dark, and we discovered our sleeping bags had gotten wet when it rained in Yorktown. Yeah, it was a long, hard day. The next morning we got an early start and found this bike trail along side the road. A NICE surprise!
Sure beats sharing the road with cars and trucks.
See how green everything is starting to get?
We found THE BEST restaurant in Charles City. If you are ever in this neck of the woods, you MUST eat here! Everything was soooo good and the service was SUPER!
Up the road from here were many plantations and signs all along the John Tyler Memorial Hwy. We saw alot of battlefields and after 35 more miles we landed at the Willis United Methodist Church Hostel in Glendale:
This church was used as a field hospital during the revolutionary war. Now they host cyclists! Juanita lives next door and we really enjoyed talking with her. She and I had LOTS in common and I will always remember her.
This morning the pastor, Hugh, and his secretary Nancy came to the church. Hugh took my trike for a spin, we told him about our ride and about Alex and they prayed with us before we left. NICE people. We sure appreciate their letting us stay in their church through the big storms!