|Trace The Mitten|
An early start was on everyone's mind. They wanted everyone back to Frankfort by 3 p.m. Like myself, I am sure that everyone was ready to head to the next destination. I was up early and got packed quickly and ready to get out of the tent when I heard drops of rain.. Luckily it was not more. During breakfast we had a little shower. We have had such good weather during this tour.
I had heard that we had a long climb once we have we were leaving Traverse City. The predictions were right; miles long.
It was a beautiful ride.
The morning moved quickly. We went through some woods and lake areas. We were beating the heat, but it was overcast. This was the first day of the tour that I did not need the sunglasses.
We were there to early in the morning. There are always reasons to return. Some of this tour had segments that I had done before, but I did not mind the ride.
Many thanks the the SAG volunteers for your hard work and many hours. Thanks also to the other volunteers. They are essential for the success of the tour.
St. Ambrose was ready for our visit. Great to feel welcome.
I was happy to hear that they did beer as well as wine.
The greeting at the finish line felt so good. Piece of cake. Shower. Load gear. Drive home with sweet memories.