We left with a "Cheerio" and a motivational, admiration speech from the Stearn's Grandpa. We had about an 80 mile day into Old Lyme, CT which consisted of 95 steps in the Google map walking directions, which is our normal routing. Needless to say, it was a flashback to the first day and we obviously got lost a few times. We just kinda had to laugh and kept wandering around, trying to get back on track. Luckily we actually were in a big group today, so it was pretty humorous.
We wandered around Yale's campus as well in New Haven on our way. The final destination was definitely worth the day's struggle as we pulled up to an amazing farm house in the woods of Old Lyme. We had an awesome dinner and enjoyed wonderful conversation again. We're being hosted by one of the guys' crew teammates and his family so we were blessed with some more crew stories. One of his cousins is also just ending a cross-country bike trip to fight cancer. He's dipping his tire in the Pacific tomorrow as they started in Maryland and will be finishing up in Seattle. I'm still pretty surprised by how many people we've run into along the way that are either biking a trip like ours, have done it in the past, or know someone who is or has had a similar adventure.
I also had the chance to finally test out an erg machine. I'm pretty uncoordinated with it and it'll probably stay that way. On to Providence, Rhode Island tomorrow. I can not believe we are so close to being done.
Almost forgot...I also woke up to this amazing surprise. A bag from Crumbs, with another cupcake inside.