Time on bikes: 7:15hrs
We started off our morning with an egg breakfast & coffee that Sara made for us!! Thanks again Sara & Jason for everything 🙂 The ride was very nice and it was the perfect temperature. Joe and I had been waiting for Sparky’s all morning! Sparky’s is a burger place that Joe and I had heard about from lots of people. They are famous for their green chile cheeseburger. It was delicious!!
There was another touring couple, Michael & Ingrid, at Sparky’s and what’s crazy is that they are going to be in Baja during the winter just like us! AND Michael kiteboards for Best Kiteboarding and Joe did the same thing! Anyways it’s a crazy small world and we may end up sharing rent with them in Baja 🙂 After lunch we had about 40 miles to go with some hill climbing at the end of the day. The last 30 miles were pretty tough. I was ready to be at the campsite. However the ride was beautiful! We saw the sunset over the mountains & pulled into Hillsboro just as it was getting dark. As we pulled into a random RV park we met a couple families that were sitting by their campfire. We probably said about 2 words to them before they asked if we wanted to shower in their RV and if we wanted some dinner. I couldn’t have wanted anything more at that moment 🙂 I took a shower and when I was done Lisa already had dinner ready for us. Pork chops, baked beans, Mac & cheese, baked potato, & salad!!! It was a feast for us! Not to mention pumpkin pie that we couldn’t have enough of….ahh everything was so delicious. After we ate, all of us sat around the fire and shared stories 🙂 it was a perfect relaxing end to a long day. At one point I smelled bacon and apparently Lisa was cooking us breakfast burritos for the morning time! That was incredibly sweet of her I can’t even say thank you enough! In the morning we had the hearty burritos and coffee to get us going. While we were leaving, Lisa hands us chocolate, granola bars, and trail mix! Wow…after all that she had given us…she just kept giving! We are literally eating the snacks she gave us right now. Thank you SO much to Lisa, Calvin, Mercedes, Louise, Rick, & Alex!!!
Time on bikes: 8:02hrs