Friday, June 04, 2010

Charlottesville to Afton (Cookie Lady) 30 miles

Massive thunderstorms rolled through charlottesville last night, but I stayed dry in my tent.
This morning Bill, Janelle and I rejoined John. Sara and Mike stayed at Chelly's house to discuss the route.
They caught up to us at a beautiful old grocery store in White Hall that opened its arms wide for cyclists. It has been in the family for (I think) 125 yrs.
Janelle joined Mike and Sara, while I continued on with John and Bill. Chiles fruit stand offered respite from the heat with fresh cherries and cold water.
Two darn good hills separated us from the famous Cookie Lady. I did manage much make it up both non-stop.

The Cookie Lady is pretty cool, through she does not hear much at all. The house is fully furnished with sofas and chairs, a kitchen and bathroom. The shower is a garden hose. First one in gets the hot shower, second a warm and third a cold.
The walls and tables are covered with memorabilia from '76 to the present. Peackocks roam freely.

Ted rejoined us and the rest arrived safely and justifiably proud.

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Pookie said...

Very neat about the peacocks. Hope all went well yesterday and got over and down the Blue Ridge okay. Luv

biketrekker said...

If we could do that part, we can do anything!