After spending a restful night in Burlington, NC, we had an early start. First some time at the fitness center, then breakfast, checked out and on our way we were. Thank you Stephanie!
We planned to reach Indiana but got caught by a rainstorm in Kentucky, and had to spend the night in a hotel about 200 feet away from the railroad tracks! So, no more explanation necessary... Ok, we slept about a total of 2 hours! Apart from that, the service at the hotel was great, offered a nice hot breakfast, and was very helpful and attentive to our needs.
Today was a total different experience... it was a beautiful day, hot but beautiful! We traveled on US 64 and 74 West. We had some time of fog and humidity early in the morning, but shortly after, the day turned to be just splendid. It made me sing "This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it". The contrast of the trees emerging from the fog was just a great picture to be painted! Beautiful hills and valleys, farms and plantations plus a perfect blue sky, made a wonderful combination for any artist to get creative. We had a really good time as we traveled. I took some pictures along the way that will be posted tomorrow.
At lunch time we stopped at a restaurant in Indiana, where we met Fred and Carol from Bradshaw Farms, a lovely and very interesting couple from Illinois who love to travel and were curious about our adventure. Thank you for sharing some of your experiences in farming with us! It was really interesting.
We checked in at a hotel in Washington, Illinois and there we met another great couple from Michigan, Gerry & Leslie, who are on their way back home from a 5,000+ miles ride. This is one of the things we love the most when we travel... meeting people along the way, sharing experiences and spending some time together. Many places we have visited have been suggested by these lovely people, and we continue in contact with many of them! So, here we are ready for a real good night sleep, this time the hotel is located in the middle of a beautiful countryside.