Unfortunately today we had a bit too much time on our hands. Having sorted out the laundry and much of the route/accommodation admin yesterday, we had a lot of time to relax today. They say that the devil makes work for idle hands. In our case, that means that we ended up getting hooked on a ridiculous US TV show called Millionaire Matchmaker, which is one of those things that you can’t help watching because it is so awful. It’s a good job, we think, that we have a good few days now with very limited services en route.
And with that in mind, we have eaten well over the last couple of days. Last night, looking out of our hotel window we saw a sign for a BBQ place called Rudy’s. Not knowing what to expect, but being overjoyed by its proximity to the hotel, we ambled over there to give it a whirl. What a good move. It’s a great set up where you go up to a counter and order succulent BBQ’d meat by the pound, plus sides like potato salad and corn on the cob, ice cold beer etc, they pack it all into a crate, and you carry it over to long wooden tables with red and white check tablecloths and devour it all with hot sauce, jalapenos and pickles. Yummy.
Tomorrow, we’re onto a new map, which always seems like another new beginning. We were due to ride 120 miles because we couldn’t find any hotels or motels closer than that. However, we were seriously chuffed to find that a motel has just opened up 30 miles into that route, and we have been able to split it into two days of 30 miles and 90 miles. We’re still in major hill/mountain territory, so expect many sob stories of gritty hill climbing. Oh, and tomorrow, add a bit of rain as well… But we’re ready.