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Isabella made us a lovely breakfast and baked us her special home made pumpkin bread to take with us. Which we woofed down during one of our several food breaks during the day.
Since she was heading into Tappahannock, the first leg of our planned route for the day, Isabella trucked us that far giving us a head start for the morning. We then headed out over the Tappahannock Bridge and into Warsaw, VA where we stopped for biscuits at Hardee's and made a Red Lion stop for groceries.
We met Doc Fugan, an artist, and his wife, Bobbie, who is 85 and teaches fitness classes at the Y. She's also a bicyclist and had some pointers for us regarding her Outer Banks cycling trip. Lots of wind. Good to know, we may avoid that area. 😊Delightful people.
Stopped for rest and snack (ei: Isabella's pumpkin bread) before attempting the last long climbs into the state park campground.
The rest of the day was sunny, clear, gentle breeze and a nice ride to Belle Isle State Park. The ride was doable with some tough, long, gradual hills. Never walked😊.Either the hills are shrinking or I am getting stronger. All in all a very enjoyable ride today.
The park is beautiful, clean sites with gravel squares to pitch your tent, and good drainage. Pristine bath house and laundry facilities. Really, really nice campground. Looking at the map for tomorrow's ride we see no clear path to get out of here. Maybe we'll have to stay a couple days...
A lovely day ending with nice hot showers! Windows tied open in the tents as no rain expected. Perfect.