Our morning was pleasantly warm even though we were next to a large river. The road continued to follow the river, apple trees lining both shoulders. Finally we stopped and picked a few: apples for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
Through the heat we biked until reaching a rest area with air conditioned restrooms, green grass under big trees, and the river nearby. We deliberated continuing but eventually chose to stop even though we had only done 50 miles. We all wanted to go swimming! So we waded into the river, but only for a minute because the water was freezing. Then Tam painted a little bit while I wrote this and prepared dinner.