Day 33 – Cross Country Bike Tour – Rest Day in Champaign, IL
Rainy day – Rest day
Are we the lucky ones? Yes, absolutely! It rains on our cross country bike tour rest day after such beautiful weather. At 5:00 AM the thunder really started to rock ‘n roll and the rain poured down. Several times throughout the morning that pattern repeated itself. Never-the-less, laundry as to be done, supplies restocked, and bikes tuned-up. It is a busy day, regardless.
Rest day – Sunny warm and humid day
And…..the next thing you know everything, weather-wise, has changed. A nice day – almost too nice to rest.
Time to take a ride through the beautiful campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Home of the Fighting Illine (Illine comes from an Illinois Indian tribe), with the colors orange and blue, the campus boasts it’s own airport and a 160 acre arboretum. It truly is a beautiful place. http://illinois.edu/about/landmarks.html
ACES, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences is part of the University. The images that are part of a tour around the campus are clearly unique, and not something you see everyday.
Tomorrow morning we are on the road again heading towards Crawfordsville, Indiana. A new state and a new time zone! After that, on Friday, we’ll explore Indianapolis. The days don’t stop, and neither do we….at least not for long. This rest day has been a good one – a needed one, but we are ready to move on. Ready to roll….