It was the usual, "ho, hum" beautiful agricultural scenery we have seen - corn, barns, hay - all the greener for the rain. We sped along because, as birthday presents, we had great "pulls" from our friend Boston Al, and Richard - both strong riders, and because we had some good tail winds.
Upon arriving in Port Huron we checked out the bridge we will ride across to Canada, then headed to the hotel to get ready for a great dinner at the Quay Street Brewery courtesy of Ward, who planned the whole thing from afar. It even had a menu without pictures. Fortunately we still remembered how to read and were able to order delicious food and great beer topped with a birthday dessert.
When we arrived at the hotel, Polly had a record stack of mail waiting for her because Dennis had told her family and friends to send birthday cards. It was pretty fun and she loved it! What great friends.
Up really early, so off to bed!
Miles - 90
Total Miles - 2916
Elevation gain - probably zero - Mimi's Garmin cord is now out of favor with the computer!'
Next Stop - London, Ontario, Canada
|The scene at the hotel - rain delay, hurry up and wait|
|An example of the "ho hum" scenery - pretty darn gorgeous|
|And again more gorgeous Michigan roadside views|
|Our first view of Lake Huron|
|The bridge over the St. Clair River that we will ride over to Canada in|
|The St. Clair River as it opens into Lake Huron|
|Canada! As seen from Port Huron|
|Birthday girl, birthday dessert!|
|Our view of the waterway as we sat safe and dry under a porch and enjoyed the weather at the Quay Street Brewery|
|The birthday revelers - Mimi, Richard and Melanie|
|The view along the waterway from the Quay Street Brewery after the rain|
Photos from yesterday that we could not upload due to firewall issues! They should go with our Birch Run post! Hope you enjoy.
|View across the fields from the Reeves house|
|Another view from the Reeves|
|The Antiques trade in the bikes for an antique Allis Chalmers!|
|Roadside forest view - such different vegetation than we have seen|
|Wheat field bordered with Queen Anne's Lace and farm in the background|
|Species Americana Roadsidia|
|The welcome board that is in the lobby|
when we arrive at the hotel that tells us