Yesterday I saw rain rain rain and as i said, not to many bridges. Well, some of the bridges where there but, they were in the water after crumbling apart. I guess that's what all those trail closed signs were all about. Today on day five a saw some bald eagles and owls close up. Those were real spirit lifters! Lots of turtles, snakes pelicans.. And just now as I'm writing this a raccoon snuck up behind me and tried to snatch one of my bags.. WTH! Ha ha.. Okay, let's add raccoons to that list. Speaking of ballsy animals, I got jumped by a goose today. He hissed, took flight and was heading right for me. Cruising at 12 miles an hour I manage to kick it away but lost control of the bike and crashed. First wipe out of the trip, Woo hoo! My bike racks are a bit bent up but nothing tragic.. and we're both OK.. we hugged it out, no worries.
I crossed the mighty Mississippi River into Davenport IA today. Hoping for sunny warm weather tomorrow. This will allow me some time to do some repairs without being cold and wet. I imagine there will be a few hardware stores I can pickup some fabric sealer at. As for things not quite being waterproof.. There's always plastic shopping bags. They are available and free. OK… St Louis MO.. Here I come!
P.S. I'm happy to write my hip is aching but it seems to be holding. (Boy I feel old writing that) :)
Its day six now and it's sunny here. Yes!