- to track online our current location, see instructions on the Ride the Nation Route plan page
- also, follow us on Twitter, search “ridethenation”
- check out our Monday blog on www.bmxmania.com for exclusive details you won’t find here. (Fyi, sometimes our Monday blog doesn’t appear until Wednesday … so check back often)
Once we all got in the tent, we slept rather well. We awoke around 7am and had breakfast at the campground family center because no one was interested in the pancakes I offered to make. I guess the taste of burned pancakes was still too fresh in their minds. When we returned to camp, the Beast’s new friends asked her to join them on a trip to Hershey’s Chocolate World. Although we were a bit reluctant since we only knew their mom, Jen, for a day, we agreed to let her go. In all honesty, we feel like we’ve known Jen much longer. We all hit it off so well from the first moment and found a lot of common ground.
When we returned, Frankenbutt changed the shifting cable on the Beast’s bike and then he offered to work on Jen’s bike which the Beast had ridden earlier. He made a few adjustments to make it a little more rideable and to alleviate a squeak; Jen looked pleased. Afterward, we sat around the picnic table and Jen told us about a tornado that came through this campground last year, destroying so many of the campers. Hers was lost under a mountain of tree limbs and they initially thought it was totaled. Luckily, Jen was able to do most of the repair work herself and you’d never know her camper had ever been in such a storm if you saw it.
All in all, it was a wonderfully relaxing day. Tomorrow, we’ll join some of the Pottstown Trilogy Park BMX families at Hershey Park for a day of rollercoasters and cotton candy; I can’t wait!