We have been somewhat lazy and are badly behind with our posts. Partly because there was not so much happening in our life besides World Cup. Skippy was in World Cup mood ever since we left Finland and it was a big concern to her where she can watch the games. Then the virus also affected me and I got hooked :D
We had reserved a cabin in Rapid River
with Wifi and cable TV in order to be able to watch the World Cup.
The cabin was surrounded by green and the forest started just a few
meters away from the cabin where we were able to play with girls.
They loved it. Mosquitoes were really nasty during our stay and
besides killing about 30 mosquitos (that's were my animal love stops)
each day in the cabin (and the windows did have some mosquito nets
installed) I got my first tick bite ever and during the next days I
found two more. Nasty buggers.
|Cabin in Rapid River.|
|Plenty of roadkill along the streets - here an example ;)|
|Our "backyard" at the cabin.|
|River besides the cabin (upstream).|
|Bench with a wildlife view (downstream).|
|Little bird told us to go away.|
Not much happened as we were mostly
watching the games, taking girls out for walks and do some minor
shopping. I chose a small detour via Cornwell and some gravel roads
to Escanaba for one of my shoppings and I got really worried. All
this heavy rain from the past days made the road surface very soft
creating sudden soft spots and leaving few small puddles. I wanted
to have my fun ride and I decided to give Skippy some mental rest
from me and went to explore the gravel roads of the Upper Peninsula
around Hiawatha National Forest. It was such a fantastic ride that
I made an own post of it which you can find here
|Groundhog game by few times per day to look for food.|
|Skippy brought me a little flower with her Vibram shoes :)|
|Yeah - cherry time :)|
|And here they are|
|Finnish TV program at Juhannus.|
|I prepared myself with a big bottle of Salmiakkikossu.|
May Germany win :D :D (and we did!)
|Laundry with benefits: Wolfi makes laundry = Wolfi had soy latte and vegan ice cream.|
Our dilemma with finding nice break
After some thousands of kilometers in
this great area of North America we came to realize that when we rode
on bigger and thus boring roads we found frequent picnic areas like
roadside parks, some nicer then others. However, when riding smaller
and more fun roads there were plenty of private property signs, "stay
out", "go away" and so on and our break places were limited to
occasional forest trails, parking places and fuel stations. As it was
in every new region (or country), we needed to find our way and learn
what fitted to our needs when it came to resting places.
I regret that you dont poste more. In the beginning I followed your page regularely but now I start loosing interest.ReplyDelete
The good thing is we are still alive. Sad to hear that your endurance is reaching its limit. Based on the low amount of feedback we were also wondering how many really read what we write ;)ReplyDelete
We enjoy ourselves riding a lot and discover the country and its people. Unfortunately we travel on a tight budget thus no money for fancy motels no more, no money for fancy 3G/4G mobile internet and the past camping places did not offer any internet at all or it did not work. Uploading a video and the pictures require somewhat speedy internet connection.
Stay tuned - soon comes more.
Just an idea: maybe you should look for more publicity. I am quite sure that - especially in USA- certain magazines or newspapers would be interested in your story. Or maybe, if you know where you are going next, why not publishing some request for meetings or anything like that in relevant newspaperes there - preferably 2-3 weeks before you go there. I think you have traveled too long time alone and need some input :-) Support does not come from alone.........ReplyDelete