Friday morning we woke up to grey sky and the threat of more rain. We decided to start our day in our rain gear instead of having to stop and put it on down the road somewhere. We continued West on US 50 which is also known as Northwestern Pike and the road construction was commissioned by George Washington as a means to expand westward. The current road follows the same path as the early wagon trails. Yesterday's route was on 2 lane and wound it's way around and over the mountains of northern West Virginia and we even had a 10 mile stretch into Maryland which is a new state for us to have ridden in. Today was much different because US 50 from Bridgeport to Parkersburg was all 4 lane.
We made good time on the improved (and straighter) road but the scenery was not as nice. The rain never materialized but we kept our rain suits on the whole ride. Just past Parkersburg and into Ohio we hopped on US 33 and headed North into Columbus. We arrived at our motel about 2pm and took a quick dip in the pool. We waited until around 4pm to call Matthew who works nights and would be sleeping until late in the afternoon.
Matthew came over about 5pm and we headed to Red Lobster for dinner. Mandie had to work and couldn't make. She works at a retail store at a nearby mall and after dinner Matthew and Rudee dropped me off at our room and they went to see her. I think Rudee just needed an excuse to shop :-). She didn't come home empty handed either.
This morning (Saturday) we are meeting them at a restaurant for breakfast and then we are riding the last 200 miles home. I just checked the weather in Crawfordsville and there is a 90% chance of rain and storms with temps in the mid to upper 60's. I guess we are going to give our rain suits another work out! I can't complain about the weather though, it has been perfect up until the trip home. I'll keep you posted!