7/29/09, Wilmot, IN - To avoid traffic, we stayed on the county roads today. We’re currently about 4 miles south of Wilmot (still on a back road). Not long after we started out we were traveling alongside a railroad track and had a large train passed us about 20 feet away. Even though they have heard trains passing a little farther away, the boys thought this was scary. They had to break into a lope for about a mile. I think 9/10’s of the issue was the morning oats turning to sugar. It was an open, empty road so I let them go (it’s better to make miles with the oats, then have Bill waste them bouncing up and down).
Most of the rest of the day was through some rolling hills that were pretty, but a fairly hard pull. What little traffic there was today, waved, but went on by.
Tonight we’re camped at Leroy Rapp’s place and it’s about a mile until we rejoin route 5. Leroy is a heck of a nice guy and has us set up real good.