Saturday, June 14, 2014

Day #36: A Rest Day in Ashland

Today's Route: Rest Day in Ashland (0 miles)
Total Trip Miles: 1,543

Today is a rest day in Asland.

Alex woke up early in the morning, packed up his things, and headed to a hotel for his rest day. Ferit, Dilek, and I decided we'd spend another night at the campground.

We began the morning with a delicious breakfast.

Chef Ferit, preparing breakfast.

We then drove into downtown Ashland. Ashland is an adorable little town. It's best known for its popular Shakespeare Festival. As there were no going-ons at the festival today, we began our visit to town by hanging out a coffee shop for a bit.

Dilek, Ferit, and me, at a coffee shop.

After the coffee shop, we walked through Lithia Park. This is an amazing park in downtown Ashland. As we walked through the park, we laughed often as Ferit took many silly photos of Dilek and me. Here, for example, is one of the many photos that Ferit took of Dilek and me jumping:

Jumping for joy!
(Photo by Ferit.)

After walking through the park, we headed back to the campground to go for a swim in the pool.

Ferit & me, horseplaying in the pool.

After our swim, we headed back to our campsite and prepared a fantastic dinner.

Ferit & Dilek, cutting veggies for dinner.

Today was the first true rest day of the trip, as I did not spend a single second in my saddle. It was great being able to hang out with Ferit and Dilek today, as spending time with them was a true break from bike touring.

Thanks, Ferit & Dilek, for a great day. We shared many laughs that will forever be etched in my memory.


  1. It was our pleasure to hang out with you folks. Now, I can claim I helped you guys cross the continent .

    1. Glad to hear the pleasure was mutual. Don't know about crossing the *continent* -- how about crossing the *country*? :)


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