Oh my! Strawberry pie!
Day 46, New Glarus
I wake up to a beautiful sun rise, snooze for a few more minutes or maybe half an hour then start my morning with a hot chai tea. You know, one of those powdered ones where you just add water but it’s still super yummy.
I wake up Greenleaf and he slowly gets packing. We head over to the nearby restrooms, top off our water bottles and head on out.
A 7:15 start, not bad. Today is supposed to be in the low 80’s and not as humid.
We have about 19 miles planned before Scootch (from the Dells of Eau Claire Glamping episode) will pick us up. She’ll drop us off at Kodachrome’s house who has been sending photos of strawberries and is promising strawberry pie. A good incentive to keep going all day.
We start on road and grass and run into another hiker who chats and walks with us a bit.
We have some bike path sections which are mostly shaded and nice and some trail sections going through fields and woods.
We love the woods for the shade and the fields for the wildflowers. Although one field has just alfalfa.
It’s busy with bicyclists on the bike paths and we see some hikers on the trail sections. It’s a beautiful Sunday and people are outside enjoying it.
Towards the end we have many (too many if you ask me) ups and downs. I’m getting tired. I want to be done. It’s like a town day where you just keep pushing to get there but you’d be better off if you took another long break or maybe a nap. Eventually we have our last downhill and are almost there. We do take a minute to check out an old hand pump. Greenleaf pumps and pumps and finally cool water appears. It tastes a bit rusty but seems fine. I still have enough so we get on our way again.
Scootch is waiting at the parking lot and it’s so fun to see her again!
We get a tour of New Glarus and feel like we’re in Switzerland. What a cute place!
Soon we’re with Kodachrome and her husband and we’re being spoiled with good food. She even made a strawberry pie. It’s so good!!!
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