I woke up yesterday morning and wrote the previous day's blog post. I didn't really bother to check the weather. Kev did for me before he left for work though. I ended up not biking yesterday at all. It was cold and rainy. They closed the campsites I was going to stay at due to flooding of the Snake River. And there are only two ways into Jackson, WY. One way is closed due to a mud slide, the other was snowing. I said, "Time for a day off."
I hung out at the Keefe's house all morning. Around 11 we ended up leaving to go to a local soup kitchen to serve at for an hour and a halfish. This was awesome. I just got ingredients for more food and cleaned a couple tables. But it was so great getting the opportunity to serve on my day off.
Danielle (the Keefe's daughter) babysat me all day. She took me to Walmart so I could restock on groceries. We also got to go see the Bodies Exhibit at the local museum. I missed going to see it when it was back in Charlotte a couple years ago. That was pretty awesome. It was cool seeing how crazy the body is. If you ever get the chance to go see that exhibit, I HIGHLY recommend it. It is cool.
Danielle, Ryan, and I then went to a local sub place called The Sandwich Tree. 7 Dollars. A sub that was 14 inches long and 4 inches wide (I ordered a 12 inch). Roastbeef, Bacon, Pastrami, Cheese, and a whole assortment of vegetable goodies. That was one of the best subs I have ever had. Ever.
So here is the deal with being in pretty good shape, and in the middle of a very large bike trip. Your metabolism goes through the roof. This is good, because when we got home, they had dinner almost finished. They actually made me a steak dinner. That's crazy. I haven't had a steak dinner in ages. I was blown away. Also, I thought, "you idiot, why did I eat so much. I am an idiot." We sat down about fifteen minutes after I got back.
I had a whole steak, salad, and double helpings of some super delicious green beans.
Thank you so much bike metabolism. I just ate enough for three people in the span of 35 minutes. And I could have eaten desert.
Time to get to Jackson. 104 miles. Two passes. Today.