Today we walked to a nearby Panera’s for breakfast. I know Panera’s doesn’t exactly scream “Exciting bike trip across the country!”, but hey, we also stayed at a Motel 6 last night. Sometimes bike touring can be rather mundane. For example, most of our biking today was through what I like to think of as “residential woods”. That means we were constantly passing houses and mailboxes set in hilly woods. There was not much in the way of exciting scenery, just biking along on fairly quiet woody roads. I like to think of today as a “travel day” where nothing much happens other than moving a little further down the road.
Our highlight of today’s biking was when we detoured off our designated route by a half mile. It doesn’t sound far, but when you’re bike touring, every detour means just a little further we’ll have to bike that day. This detour brought us to the Robert Frost Farm south of Derry, NH. It was a fairly nondescript white farmhouse with some open fields, but at least it gave us a nice spot to stop for peanut butter sandwiches.
Our camp destination today was the Mill Brook RV Park near Kingston, NH. We cooled off in their pool for a while before setting up our tent. They let us put our tent under their pavilion, which is becoming one of our favorite tent locations. The pavilion gave us more privacy and shade than the tent spot they first gave us.
We weren’t far away from a few restaurants, so we decided to ride our bikes a mile and a half to a nearby Italian place. They mostly did take out orders, but we sat at one of their few tables to pig out on ravioli for me and chicken parmesan for Caroline. She said hers was particularly yummy. Then we got a piece of pie each for dessert and rolled home to the RV park. It was a really lovely and cool evening, but there might be warmer weather coming, so we’ll enjoy the cool temperatures while we can.