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Don’t ask me how anyone does it, rides 1,000 miles in one day and joins the elite group of “Iron Butts.”  We rode 600 miles in three days and that was enough for me!  We started Friday morning, rode to Ocean City, New Jersey (haven’t been there since high school), then down along the coast to Cape May.  Things hare sure changed in thirty-plus years!  We arrived in Cape May just in time to catch the ferry and had a nice ride across.  We stopped at El Dorado for dinner and made it to the camper just after dark.  We were all tired and had no trouble falling asleep.

The next day we took Route 1 down to Assateague.  Did I mention it was Delmarva Bike Week?  We didn’t know that until we got there.  I am not kidding when I say we probably saw 20,000+ bikes, 98% of them Harley Davidsons.  Needless to say, I was half deaf by the end of the day, lol.  Oh my word, you can’t hear yourself think when a bunch of them pull up alongside you!  It was fun, though.  Assateague wasn’t anything to write home about.  Saw a couple of horses along the road but traffic was heavy and we didn’t stop.  Saw some out in the marshland, too.  The mosquitoes were bad but fortunately there was a breeze.

That night we sat around the campfire and talked and laughed and ate smores.  The other couple that went with us have separate bikes.  I don’t think I’d enjoy it as much because I wouldn’t be able to look around.

Yesterday we took our time coming home, lots of stops, and a visit in Lancaster County to wish a young lady a happy birthday.  Closer to home the wind picked up and we were really being buffeted.  A few miles from home I had a thought and asked Kevin if his windshield was up all the way (it’s adjustable).  He said no and put it up.  What a difference it made!!!  I’m going to be reaching around him to hit that button more often, lol.  He says it makes a difference in his driving, too, and I imagine it would (it’s definitely not as aerodynamic with the shield all the way up), but by the end of the trip my neck was hurting from the weight of the helmet and from being blown around, so wah, put the shield up and give me a break, lol.  I’m still stiff and sore!  Wait, am I complaining?!  My badness.

Things I’ll remember about this trip:  dodging Monarch butterflies outside Ocean City (they were everywhere!), the ferry ride, all the motorcycles we saw, the great weather we had and the good times with John and Joy.  I downloaded some excellent sermons onto my iPod and listened to them while we rode, so yeah, I’ll remember the worship from the back of the bike!  The only thing we didn’t do that we should have was set even one foot on the beach!  That’s just wrong.  We shall have to right that in the future :)

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