We found out this morning that two more people had to leave the tour. Stella has been to the hospital a couple of times for dehydration and electrolyte imbalance; it seems she can't keep her sodium and sugar levels up to par... they sent her back after treatment the first time, and admitted her to the hospital last night. So Stella and Dave are on their way back to MD. We will surely miss them, as they are a lot of fun. She wins the prize for best smile on this tour!
Fortunately Noreen is OK to go on, but will need a couple of days rest. She broke her helmet in the fall, but no concussion. Her hip will take some time to heal.... but she is one tough woman and is ready to go on! I think she already went to the bike store on the way back from the hospital and got a new helmet.
We have a late start this AM (9:15) as it is cooler up here in the highlands. I am going to go to the drugstore and get something for my fat lip--I think it's from overexposure to the sun in the desert. Always something... as I said, not for sissies.
We are so looking forward to the rest day Sunday!