Day 6: Starlite Camping Resort to French Creek State Park

39.6 miles

As we packed up this morning, our neighbors came over to see how we fit all our gear into our panniers. They were very impressed with our packing strategy. So, with fresh legs and two cream-filled donuts from the camp store in my handlebar bag, we rolled out around 9:30 am. Our oatmeal breakfast didn’t seem to last very long, so we stopped for the doughnuts only a few miles down the road. Then, at the bottom of a big hill we braked hard for an Amish farm stand selling fresh strawberries. The woman running the stand was kind enough to sell us half a quart, which we stashed in a zip lock bag in the food pannier for later in the day.

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Cabbage White

Day 5: Rest Day

0 miles

Today we took a rest day, electing to stay for one more night at Starlite Camping Resort instead of pressing on farther east. Even though we weren’t planning to be riding today, we got up fairly early for dollar donuts at the camp store. I had a cream filled doughnut, although I was tempted by the apple fritter that is a local Pennsylvania Dutch delicacy. I think this is a Sunday tradition at the campground, and the retirees who are summer-long residents are a lively bunch. We spent the morning using the camp store wi-fi to finish blog posts, curate photos and send email. One man chided us for working, but we just laughed that “we’re not working, we don’t have jobs!”.

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