Day 42 – The Mini Winnie! – Meeker to Heber City

Miles biked – 8

10/11/2009  We may have noted before that in certain circumstances, we are not opposed to alternative transportation, especially if it keeps us off of roads that we are warned against- roads without shoulders, and with LOTS of oil rigs flying by.  So when Lorie (one of our new friends from Meeker CO) told us she was going on a road trip of her own to Spokane, WA, and said we could (and should) catch a ride with her (and her beautiful cat, Piper) as far as Heber City, UT in her Winnebago, we thought…well, that sounds like a fun adventure! It would also ensure that we could get to Salt Lake City in time to meet back up with our fourth rider, Anders! By the way, we are still seeking out a helicopter ride before the end of this trip (maybe in Reno?)… Caroline is also special-requesting a hot air balloon.
Feeling good about the decision to follow the twig in the MinnieWinnie, we woke up, ate another great breakfast with Bonnie and Steve, and then we biked the 7 miles to Lorie and Roger’s home… and it was the whole gang–Bonnie and Steve rode with us!  With the skill only three girls who have lived in tiny NYC apartments possess, we did the swift geometry it takes to fit three bikes and all of our luggage into the mini RV. Then we were off! It was a smooth ride, and the scenery was glorious. Not enough can be said for the vibrant colors of the sunset as we traveled into Utah.  We bought supplies at a grocery store, pulled off on a side road near a small park, and made a delicious dinner of pesto tortellini with sausage, tomato, and a salad.  Soon after we fell fast asleep, bellies full and many miles ahead of schedule!

-Caroline

Bonnie and Steve ride us out

Bonnie and Steve ride us out

Eins, Zwei, Drei

Eins, Zwei, Drei

No Trespassing

No Trespassing

The Trout House

The Trout House

Bikes in the Minnie Winnie

Bikes in the Minnie Winnie

Sunset in Utah

Sunset in Utah


 
 
 

One Response to “Day 42 – The Mini Winnie! – Meeker to Heber City”

  1. Lori
    16. October 2009 at 12:11

    So glad you “cheated” and took the RV so you could be comfy and safe. Also glad that you ll had an US weekly because that is really important too!

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