ok I do know it is the first day of october, man where does the time go? I made tyhe train in time but the last 8-10 miles was in the dark under my lights. Of course the station was closed cause the eastbound takes off at 2 am so i got some dinner and came back and waited outside. It was not cold or anything so it was ok. I kinda hit the jackpot on the coffie machine. I put in a dollar bill for a 50 cent coffie got the coffie and 4 quarters back i thought it must be some kind of test so i put 2 back in and hit the button for another coffie and this time got 4 more quarters back i figured i was on candid camra or something.
the ticket guy came at midnight i got the bike box and everything went good I had 2 seats to myself and tryed to stretchout a bit and sleep. We pulled into La Crosse and right in the middle of the hudge annual octoberfest celerbration so i put the bike together and gotinto the parade riding with my flag flying and right behind a cool jazz band on a float so i just waved and rode the parade till someone figured i wasnt part of it and then I took off twords trempalo and perot state park.
Got there about 4 pm or so the young girl was confused and didnt know what to charge me to camp She kept saying i"it usually goes by the liscense plate on your vehical" Finially i got he r to stick out her head from the little booth and showed her my bicycle she just diodnt ubnderstand what to do so i said ILL give you the state rate to tent camp 8 bucks and that was that.
There were manyothers in the park this weekend and it was noisy, cant figure why people escape the city and bring barking dogs screaming at each other playin loud music ect and miss out on all the wonderfull sounds of nature.
By the time i had eaten dinner and was getting dark it started to get cold i had on long underware and the fleese and a hat climbed into the sleeping bag and fell asleep. som,etime in the night it started to get warm i went out for nature call and saw this increditable sioght. the fog was very thick and a full moon was shining through almost surelistic , it got wearm enough to get out of the fleese.
next morning everything was so wet that it took till almost 10:30 to dry out enough to get moving, i hate to pack a wet tent cause it brings on mildew and it gets heavy sometimes i have no choice.
Took off and the sun was out, and was about 70=75 degrees slight tail wind made it 50 miles and found a place to camp infact this is the road i started on last year as i went west. so i camped where a year ago i had discarded some stuff and someone called the police and thought i got mugged or something.
I had some excitement I had a voice mail that someone wants to meet me someplace I was thinking it would be nice to have some company for a few days I looked at the map and saw that it could be a 3 day loop me on the bike him in the car. we could meet up at the days end and share a motel room price have dinner and visit and then again the next 2 days. at the junction of hy 8 and 51 Id go north and him south. When i called back it was clear it wouldnt work out i went to bed a littls disapointed but life goes on
today I want to make it to menomonee wisc. i am about half way and found a computer to check in . the weather report looks ruff in a cpoupla days a cold frount is comming from canada and maybe even snow up north.
I am headed twords eagle river whish me not to freeze