Journal entry – 18 July 2015, Sat

Journal entries are just that – the digital copy of my hand-written entries in my journal. If you aren’t interested in the daily details of our adventure, feel free to skip on to the next “regular” post.

Phone was turned down too low, so we slept through the alarm. Awoke to the sounds of our neighbors stirring in their van. Home-made power bars for breakfast and repacked our bags. Prepped the RV for the week (turned everything off) and went over to the bus loading area.

Long bus ride across the state, but seats are as comfy as a charter could be. Watching “Field of Dreams” along the road.

Finished up the charter about 2 miles away from the campground we wanted. (There are 3 options and we want as close to the starting point/bag truck as possible.) Coordinated with a handful of others to shuttle our bags over and ride our bikes behind the luggage van.

Tucked into a big enough campsite for everyone to fit into and set up camp. Headed over to the Expo with Jackie and Kevin, a couple we met on the shuttle. Grabbed food – beans and sausage over rice for me and a gyro for Ashley. Tasty! We checked out a few of the vendors that caught our attention, picked up our RAGBRAI patches for the ride and listened to a local band then Huey Lewis and the News. Good music and we got there early enough to snag a good spot but we have no lights on our bikes and it was nearly sunset so we headed back. Plus, it’s going to be an early day tomorrow.


Packed snacks for tomorrow and headed to bed, alarm set.