Bismarck  Rest Day 0 miles


We are staying with a family and the wife Nettie has MS.  They warned us when they went to bed that they get up with their 2 dogs at 5:30 a.m. and their dogs get real excited and make a lot of noise.

Well they didn’t lie.  It woke me up with a startle.  I jumped up but others sleeping around me told me what was happening.  It took me a few seconds to comprehend but soon relaxed and went back to sleep.

I got up for good around 6:30 a.m.  And they soon had breakfast made.  Why can’t I sleep longer than that on a rest day???

Around 8:30 a.m. we were off to work on our service project.  This time we went to do some yard work for a lady with MS.  One of the task was to cut vines from the ladies grape vines.  She told us this needed to be done so the grapes could get more sunlight.

We trimmed other trees and flower beds.  We also put in or adjusted trim edgings.  All of this took us bout 2 ½ hours.


Then we return to Nettie and Jack’s house with dirty clothes.  All our van’s and trailer were lined up beside Nettie’s house so everything is very convenient.

I was so hot and dirty that I immediately took a shower and washed my work clothes. I also pulled my bike from the garage and cleaned it and lubricated it.  I don’t do this enough.

The remainder of the afternoon I rested so I will be ready for tomorrow’s ride. I plan on getting to bed early to get a good night’s sleep.

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