Coog and I had agreed to ride together one day- Thursday was it. We arranged to meet at his camp area (someone's back yard) at 7:30. Everyone in our camp is up way earlier and it's really impossible to sleep late. So, I got to his campsite a little after 7 and everyone was still sleeping. He had told me we'd ride out at 8-8:30. By 9:15 we were just rolling out. That was frustrating- it was getting hot. Anyway, we had breakfast at the house so when we got to the first town and he wanted to stop for another breakfast with his whole group, I didn't want to. He got mad about it and raised his voice to me and walked away very angry. I left him and rode by myself, which really I had been doing most of the week- you meet up with people, you ride alone, you meet up, you ride alone. Everyone goes their own pace.
Anyway, putting distance between me and him and his grouchiness, I located Patty (Sunshine). We had a wonderful day riding together- we were in the mood for exactly the same pace. Took some pictures, walked around towns, and met some Amish kids. At one place there was a sign for drinking water. Filling our bottles, I was thankful it was ice cold. I looked behind the fill station at the source of the water- it was a great big bucked filled with ice. It also had garbage, plants parts, and dead spiders. Ew. I drank it anyway cuz that's what you do on RAGBRAI.
When we got into town that night, me, John, John, Rob, Brad, a girl Chris, and Rick went for Chinese food. It took forever to get seated, served and out of there, but it was nice to have a real chair and air conditioning!