We stopped when we saw a steam tractor.... it seems that every time I take Toby on a long ride we see a tractor beggging for a photo with a boy. This one was the best yet! How often do you see an old steam tractor along the roadside?
There was an optional loop on a bike path, which Toby and I chose to ride--it was a great path, like a tunnel of trees. When we stopped to take a photo, Toby said "Man, you look just like my mom!".
I had forgotten how much boys like to ride through the gravel and the puddles, things I usually avoid; I am riding my mountain bike on this ride, but more often ride on very skinny tires. We had a head wind all day. Our route took us east and south, and the brisk wind was from the southeast. Oh well. Such is life on a bike tour. You take what you get and run with it.
There were some interesting multiple person bikes on tour again this year. This family of 5 was on two bikes, with the trailer just in case the little guy got too tired.