Spring 1997 - Cincinnati to Yukon
Journals - 23 May 1997
Day 53 - Near Bagley, MN
23 May 1997 (rain; clouds; sunset clear! mileage = 67) -- A - It rained
consistently through the night. We packed the tent wet and set out to get
back on track again. We finally made it to Bemidge and went to a bakery
thrift shop, a grocery we did not go in, a bike shop, and another bakery
thrift shop, and finally, a laundromat to finish drying clothes from 2 days
ago that didn't dry in the sun. The bakery stores were not good deals, so I
didn't buy much, but the woman in the first one donated part of what I got
since we're "going such a long way." That was very nice. We finally got
back onto Route 2 for the 1st time since Wisconsin turned it into freeway.
It had a nice, wide shoulder and is 4-lane-divided. It seems to be
generally downhill to North Dakota -- yippee! We stopped in Bagley for
groceries and Chris acquired a county map from an interested YOUNG man --
Bruce. He gave us names and locations of some of his friends. We wound up
at a neighbor of one of those people, out in a pasture behind their house.
The sky cleared and we got 15 minutes of SUN before it set. X - The rain
was amazing last night! Such persistence in a hard rain is impressive. So
was the tent! Good job N.F. Everyone here seems very nice. Real laid back,
like they don't care what you'll do.