Day 30: Harrodsburg to Loretto

Last night, I didn’t sleep well at all. I must have drank too much Pepsi for dinner and the caffeine hit me hard. I was awoken by the noise of the trains and the chirping of the birds before the sunrise.

Crispin and I got everything packed up a little before 7 AM then we rode to Harrodsburg Harvest Café for breakfast. Crispin, being the friendly person he is, started to chat with a customer, who also has a 3 year old son. We ended up taking a photo of both of them in front of our bikes. Maybe one day the little kid will grow up and want to ride a bicycle across the country, too!

Paul and his son, Wayne

The temperature in the morning was just right for riding. At a local post office, I can sent out the Mother’s Day card I had bought the day before. Crispin and I rode for over 30 miles from Harrodsburg to Springfield. We didn’t go into downtown Springfield, though. Instead, we had fast food at Wendy’s.

We also support teachers

Another turtle crossing the street

Juxtaposition of the old and the new

After lunch, the temperature climbed higher. While taking a rest underneath the shade of a house, we were greeted by the homeowner Jamie, and her friend, Stephen. They became our water angels of the day. And we were so grateful for the iced water.

Jamie and Stephen, our water angels

We thought about going further, but the heat was almost unbearable, so we decided to stop at Loretto. It was only 2 PM.

We had another lunch at the Cozy Corner restaurant. I had a chef salad this time. Crispin did his usual thing of asking for information about places to stay since there are no Warmshowers hosts in the area. We were told about a church a mile away and a fire station next door. We went to check it out after the meal.

There was no backyard for the fire station, but there was a pavilion by a nearby park. I suggested to Crispin that we camp there tonight so we can grab dinner at Cozy Corner and use their WiFi. Crispin agreed. After I took a quick nap underneath the pavilion, we came back to Cozy Corner and ate our dinner. I ordered a ribeye steak because I have a feeling I’ll need the protein.

When I was paying with my credit card, the card got declined. I called Visa and they put me on a travel notice. I don’t understand why my card got declined when I’ve been traveling the whole time. It could also be the card reader that had a problem so I paid in cash. Next time before a trip, I should call Visa first.

I hope I can sleep better tonight. The temperature shouldn’t be too cold, the low is 66 degrees.

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