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Well 2 1/2 weeks into the ride, over 5000km ridden so far and we had a day of quirky experiences and stops.
We left the hotel after a quick bite and although we have about 300km to travel today, it was already getting warm. We stopped at Macca's a bit later on and Sean was made an offer by a very large African American lady who wanted to get on his bike and ride into the sunset.
After a detour to Walmart, trying ...
... forces realized this city would be the next site to be challenged. A natural fortress because of its location, it was capturing commercial barges coming South from the Northern States of Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, and Michigan. Vicksburg left un-challenged supplied Confederate forces with war supplies.
President Lincoln realized that Vicksburg was the key to a decisive ...
... the timed portion of the race, a long train came across the tracks, holding up alot of the racers, they had so many time delay sheets that they decided to throw out the last leg. But they didn't tell the teams...so they all raced down the road, going 60 mph trying to make up the difference of time. They had fun, but it didn't count. so that effort was wasted. All in all, everything went ...
... green hills dotted with monuments from each state that participated in that battle. There was a cellphone tour that we quickly got bored with. We drove quite quickly through most of the park. The highlights being the Illinois monument and the USS Cairo Museum.
The Illinois monument was a large domed structure with a circular skylight. I wonder where all the water went when it rains. We have been caught ...
... or do laundry
which is still out drying in the sun. Ale is cooking tonight with Seb
as his sous chef. We are planning a meal of instant mashed potatoes
and cream of mushroom soup with baked beans. Ale and Seb are writing
post cards to send back to the School and Hans is overseeing them
Oh, dinner's done, more later. Seb
adds some babble about me stealing Ale's lunch money and that he
biked an extra 5 miles. ...