5-23: Day 6- I love popsicles, I love tacos.

5-23: Day 6- I love popsicles, I love tacos.

5-23 Day 6

Eugene to McKenzie’s Bridge.

Leaving town is always hard. Leaving town where one of your best friend’s is even harder.

I didn’t leave Eugene until noon. And the first 15 miles I kept going “I can turn around and be back for dinner!”. Eugene was nice. Seeing James and Angela was nicer. The best in fact. If every single mile of the trip sucks it might still be worth it, just for all the friends I get to see along the way.

The ride out of town wasn’t anything spectacular until I got back into the heavy forests. I don’t think I’ll ever not be happy to see tall tall trees for miles. I cruised well, though my stomach was the happiest with me. I had hot wings for lunch and I washed it down with half an orange soda. The other half I drank 5 miles in – already warm and disgusting. Whoops.

By the time I got to the McKenzie Bridge store I was tired. I bought two strawberry popsicles and watched the Cubs beat up on San Francisco for a bit before trying to figure out where to stay. The lady at the store suggested I go to the USFS campsite where her husband was manager. I shrugged and said why not?

I want to preface this with the fact that I saw so many awesome stealth sites on the short 4 mile ride to the campgrounds. I got there and found they wanted 22(!!!) American dollars to stay the night. “we have running water and a flush toilet” the manager said. I was tired and just didn’t want to fight. I paid. Ugh.

It is Tuesday. Which means it’s taco Tuesday at home. I made taco rice with chicken and got out my tortillas and cheese and had my own tacos in the woods. Then I passed out.

Of note – first night sleeping on my new Big Agnes Ultra Core sleeping pad. Delightful. It’s so large and comfy! Take a look at my sleeping digs below!

Total milage – 56ish

 

4 Replies to “5-23: Day 6- I love popsicles, I love tacos.”

  1. are you taking enough potassium? sodium? Noodle legs are no fun…….keeping track of you on my map wow you are doing great. Rockies are a whole other world. Be safe, be careful, have ton of fun..Depending which way you go I may have family in Nebraska, Illinois, the Downey’s are in Iowa who can do a shower and meal……

  2. look for Bananas, Baked Potatoes, Sweet potatoes, O.J. Tomatoes. Remember the question of the day at Boy Scout Camp….What color is your P? Is it clear? Now that i have made you laugh…Have a wonderful day, May your skies be clear and may you find friends along the way.

  3. look for Bananas, Baked Potatoes, Sweet potatoes, O.J. Tomatoes. Remember the question of the day at Boy Scout Camp….What color is your P? Is it clear? Now that i have made you laugh…Have a wonderful day, May your skies be clear and may you find friends along the way. Looked it up you will be further south for Neb.,Ill., Iowa.

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