Well, we made it to our destination just outside of Glacier National Park right on schedule (thanks to a little pacing help from our friend Mike from NJ). Megan’s bike is all boxed up, a car has been rented, and now we’re scanning local campgrounds for showers and laundry facilities with an eye toward becoming normal human beings again (at least for a few days). The trip for the past couple of days has been really great – we’ve had great company riding with Mike – he’s a recent Princeton high grad, doing the whole Northern Tier Route (Washington coast to Maine coast) solo – aiming to average 85 miles per day! He’ll be in Maine by the time I make it to Ohio! The weather has cooled down a bit, we’ve been dodging thunderstorms and rain, but haven’t really had any bad encounters so far. But the scenery has been absolutley amazing – we’ve been surrounded by mountains for at least the last week, riding along lakes and rivers the whole time. We’re attempting to upload more pictures now – hopefully they’ll all make it. Anyway, we’re pretty excited to stop being bike tourists and becoming regular tourists for a bit, and checking out Glacier – here’s hoping we see a grizzly (from a distance)!
And now, a word from Megan:well, now that I’m finally in shape, it’s time to turn around and go home. Back to the real world for me! I’m looking forward to showers every day and a real bed to sleep in. It’s been a really good trip, tho. We’ve been really lucky to have the chance to do things like this. Also, I’m still looking for a ride from Oakland airport on Monday at around 4 pm. I’ll be carrying a boxed bike, so if anyone can help me out, please let me know!!! Or directions for biking from the airport would be good, too. Thanks for all the comments!