Life and adventures from a high school perspective
Last evening, our biking troupe stayed at the Wytheville town park pavilion. A small update on the contents of the company: from the beginning, I have been travelling with Danny Beck, a Philadelphia resident. He is attempting the entire TransAmerica trail. He started in Yorktown, VA, and is biking all the way to Astoria, Oregon! We have also met up with a father - daughter team on a tandem bicycle. They started in Charlottesville, VA, and are going to St. Louis, as am I. Most recently, we have met up with a Chinese couple, also completing the entire route. From what I understand, I believe that they are meeting their daughter for graduation in California. As an added impediment, they do not speak any English. I am absoulutely astounded that they are journeying across the USA, and without a grasp of the English language no less! Anyway, this morning, we woke up early to the crisp 50 degree Apalachian air, and packed up our stuff. Breakfast unfortunately was not up to expectations, just a crumby diner. Most of today was spent climbing a big hill, luckily it was a very gradual climb, and the scenery was absolutely stunning. We went through Jefferson National Forest and Mt. Rogers state park for the duration of the day. I noticed that there is some great rock features here. I wonder if it is sandstone like it is in West Virginia. See the pictures below, peace!