Peddling for the People

Grace and Alan's Bike Trip Across North America


Day 51 June 30th

Posted by xc2009 on June 30, 2009 at 8:35 PM

We are in Walker, MN. Two days Rita and her daughter Courtney open up their home to us in Pine City. We were offered the place to stay while eating a mint chocolate chip blizzard and asking the local folks if they knew of a campground near by.

Thank you for the meal, shower, and roof.


Last night we stayed in Brainerd, MN at the trail head to the Paul Banyan state trail. We camped in a park by the Mississippi and had some great coffee and conversation at the Moon Café, where we met Tony and Adam. We road all day on the Paul Bunyan trail. Yeah, no cars to contend?.


The last 2 and ½ days have been crazy windy. It seems as though we have been riding into the wind at every turn?this is hard. It feels like riding up hill with a flat all day. The weather has been cloudy, but the temperate is perfect.


We would also like to thank Dave of Trails RV Park in Walker---he is letting us stay for free and use his computer to post this blog. Totally nice guy.

We are north!


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Reply suzanne
12:28 PM on July 1, 2009 
Hearing your stories of the generosity of strangers gives me hope that this country has not lost all of its humanity. Love you both. -Suz
Reply Whitney Jacobson
2:43 PM on July 6, 2009 
It was so nice to meet you both outside the little gas station in Devils Lake, ND. Thanks for good advice and inspiration. Safe travels.