To the Canadian Border

The last 2 days have been relatively easy, rolling hills, nice weather, with a little head wind. We’ve made our way across Michigan and are now in Port Huron ready to cross into Canada tomorrow morning. Along the way we have started to get into more populated communities, still very rural, but now we see people mowing their lawns, and doing things to their houses, something we haven’t seen in many weeks. The roads are still beautiful and we ride many miles looking at the wildflowers that line the road between us and the crops, usually corn. Yesterday we had a SAG stop at someone’s house. The couple befriended ABB a few years ago, and rather than do the SAG in a field, she opens up her backyard and house to us. Her name is Sandra Reeves and it was nice to meet and speak with her. She also has a neat old tractor on her front yard, not something uncommon in farm country. We have passed some farms that are are called “Centennial Farms”. These are farms that have been owned and operated by the same family for 100 years, pretty incredible. Rode through more of the same today to reach Port Huron. I was surprised at how “Caribbean-like” it looks, a beautiful turquoise color, can’t seem to find out why, when I asked the clerk at the front desk, she told me “I’ve never been to the Caribbean”, to which I relied that it was a very different color even from Lake Michigan, her response was “I’ve never seen Lake Michigan”. I figured I had gone as far as I should go. We are all very excited about the border crossing first thing tomorrow, the leaders are nervous, not quite sure why, hopefully I will NOT find out why.

alan

Old tractor at Sandra Reeves' farm

Old tractor at Sandra Reeves’ farm

SAG Stop at the Reeves' farm

SAG Stop at the Reeves’ farm

Centennial Farm, Owned by the SAME Family for 100 Years, Welcome to the Heartland

Centennial Farm, Owned by the SAME Family for 100 Years, Welcome to the Heartland

Wildflower #1

Wildflower #1

Typical small Michigan farm

Typical small Michigan farm

Wildflowers #2, in front of corn stalks

Wildflowers #2, in front of corn stalks

Wildflowers #3, between the road and a corn field

Wildflowers #3, between the road and a corn field

View from our SAG stop

View from one of today’s SAG stops

The Three Amigos

The Three Amigos

Looking across Lake Huron towards Canada

Looking across Lake Huron towards Canada

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