On our second night along the canal and the Potomac River, we had a great culinary surprise!  CAPT Bill and Susan Tyson (and their boxer, Sheeza) drove down from their home in Carlisle to bring us dinner at our campsite. A smorgasbord of salads, breads, desserts, and drinks made the meal really special.  Although we really enjoyed the great meal they prepared, we enjoyed their company even more!


P.S. Thanks for baking "extra" cookies for us to take on the trail...they didn't last very long!




Crossing the Monocacy Aqueduct








Watch out Carrie!  She is picking up a snapping turtle that was sunning himself along the C&O. We named him Jack, after our dog, because he was slow, smelly and tried to look so mean!!







Here's Rachel after she just finished going through the Paw Paw tunnel.  The tunnel is 3/5ths of a mile long and was built in 1848.  Boy was it dark!





It took us about 4 and a half days to complete the 184.5 mile C&O Canal.  It was about 90 degrees in Georgetown when we began this portion of our trip but the heat didn't last long!   We thought the heat and humidity were rough but on the last day we rode in drenching rain, hail, strong winds and miles and miles of mud!  Pictured here at the Cumberland terminus, it's difficult to see all of the mud on the bikes, trailers and riders!  From here we rode to the Holiday Inn where we hosed off our gear and headed for a hot shower and a huge meal! The steeples of Cumberland never looked so good!