Day 15: Cave City, KY to Owensboro, KY. Today’s dedication goes out to my friend and donor, Jim Young’s Aunt Sandy. The mileage for the day was 95 which included trip to Verizon store to get an iphone! Today’s ride was the first day out of the mountains. We had some rolling hills and climbs, but nothing major. I rode with Megan, Bunny, Meg, and Kaitlin which was nice since I hadn’t yet ridden with 3 of the 4. The ride was slower moving, which made for an easier day despite the mileage which ended up being 95 miles with the trip to Verizon. The scenery and roads were nicer considering some of the places we had been in the past. Dogs were minimal which is always a plus too. It was a pretty standard day aside from the cornflake casserole. Cornflake casserole? What’s that? Well I shall tell you. Cornflake casserole is when you are desperate at a snack break and there isn’t any bread left to make a PB&J. However, there are cornflakes available. Step 1: Pour cornflakes onto a plate (or a bowl). Step 2: Scoop chunky peanut butter (or creamy depending on your preference) on top of the cornflakes. Step 3: Put jelly on top. Step 4: Mix together with whatever utensil or stick you have. Step 5: Consume. Yes, that is desperation and “4K O.K.” improvising is totally necessary. At lunchtime, I ended up taking a very short break to jump groups and join Meg to bike faster and get to the Verizon store to get new phones. But first we had an ice cream stop, which has now become a tradition.
I now have my first smartphone…super exciting (but figuring out all the capabilities is a little tough as I’m still a bit old school, remember I’m the “grandmother” on the trip at age 25). We made it to the store and learned that the rep working had his stepfather recently go into hospice care as he was on his final leg battling cancer. It’s insane how nearly every person we meet and talk to, no matter where we are has had their own battle with cancer or has been connected in one way or another.