Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Day 24 & 25

Day 24 - We rode from Pittsburg to Toronto and stayed at Cross Timbers State Park. It was by far the prettiest campground we've stayed at. The best part was that we were the ONLY people there besides on other family off on the other side of the park. I set my tent up right on the edge of the reservoir. The day's ride was 108 miles and it took us about 8 hours. We were all pretty hungry when we arrived at camp, but we had to get out our camping stove and cook the food. We managed to throw together mac & cheese, baked beans, and hot dogs....gourmet style! We finished the night off with smores on the camp fire I made. For those of you who are wondering what Toronto, Kansas is like...think of Toronto, Canada. Okay, now picture the total opposite of that - one street, one store, and not much else.

Day 25 - We rode from Toronto to Newton which was a 98 mile ride that took about 7 hours on the bike. We stayed in a hotel since there was no camping available. We ate dinner at a Pancake House and met Jerry Lisenby who was a contestant on the 4th season of The Biggest Loser (a reality tv show where contestants try to lose the most weight). He was riding across country with his wife Lynn. We shared stories and traded contact information. I wish Jerry and Lynn best of luck reaching Oregon.

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