Friday, July 24, 2009

Mile 373

Cinnamon rolls at last! Simpson hosts Mary Datisman Frisbie '64 and Morris Frisbie '65 (pictured, right) provided one of the highlights of our trip when they prepared homemade cinnamon rolls as part of a hearty breakfast this morning. We also enjoyed sausage, eggs, muffins, and fresh fruit - a wonderful way to start the day.

Mary and Morris were joined in welcoming Team Simpson to Ottumwa by their neighbors, Bill and Mary Lee Hansen and Jack and Sue Kirk. Altogether they provided a wonderful campsite and great fellowship during the evening. Many thanks to all of them for a most enjoyable visit to Ottumwa.

It was a great day to ride on Thursday. When we arrived in Ottumwa, most of us had taken the Karras Loop around Lake Rathbun which made for a day's ride of 107 miles. Our only disappointment of the day was when John Bolen's recumbent bicycle broke down, preventing him from being able to finish the ride.

We are looking forward to Friday's ride, our last long day before a short ride into our final destination of Burlington on Saturday.

John Byrd

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