July 18-Day 10 Brookings OR to Crescent City, CA 32 milesby Terry Toland on 07/19/11
Todays ride is dedicated to SW Washington Shotokan Karate Club of Vancouver. Thanks Sensei Kraisler!
Today was a day of rest for Kevin and Terry. It has been 9 days of pretty strong riding with pretty bad weather. We have logged a total of 700 miles. To enjoy the day of rest, we rode 32 miles of relatively flat terrain. It was a perfect opportunity to have Sarah and Shannon join us, which they did. Shannon rode 15 miles and Sarah rode all the way to Crescent City
Sarah was "In Training" with Kevin and Shannon got some great Dad time with Terry. I really have great kids and a terrific wife. Love em lots.
The day was not without excitement. We crossed the border from Oregon into California, declared no fruit and kept riding. An interesting individual pulled over to take our photo at the Welcome to California sign, which was great. The he pulled out a wallmart bag and gave each one of us a lighted key chain...go figure. Kevin is going to carry his for the ride duration and auction it off as a fundraiser!
Other notable events included Sarahs adventurous solo journey promulgated by a wrong turn in Crescent City. She was not happy about her adventure, but was happy to see Kevin when he tracked her down.
Lodging was at the Curly Redwood Lodge, a vintage "Motor Hotel" The entire motel was built with lumber from a single giant redwood tree back in the day. Dinner was at The Grotto. Everybody had something yummy and no one had to cook.