Up in the Ozarks (That sounds like an alien race!)
Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
360Trip End Aug 21, 2011
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Back in Hermitage we waved to Sheriff Ray Tipton who was sitting outside the jail having yet another cigarette. It STANK of smoke in there when we visited yesterday. After that, the 44 mile day was a tough but steady ride. Some huge hills, but small towns with icy drinks every 10 miles kept us going. Before Camdenton, we headed down into a valley and crossed a branch of the Lake Ozark which looked SO tempting, but no, on we went
It was 2 miles steep uphill into Camdenton and only the icy water from my cool bag made it possible. A huge man at the drive-in MacDonalds yelled “You guys are crazy – I saw you go up that hill!!” at us as we stumbled in to revive ourselves in the AC. I don’t know what cycle tourers did before wireless internet, but it makes life so easy. We spotted a campsite 4 miles further on, and after a quick supermarket stop headed straight there.
Ozark Trails RV Park is fantastic. After we were shown to our lovely site we headed straight to the pool for a long awaited swim and then had our first shower in ages. I managed to skype home and catch up on the gossip and after we’d had a very lovely salad, the manager Michael came over and said that as nobody was renting it tonight we could stay in his RV. He thought we might appreciate AC and a bed! We certainly did.
Miles Cycled; 44 with continuing serious hills and heat