Kathy dropped me back off at Lincoln Park and I began my 20 mile day with nothing more than my backpack. Such a nice change. I love BeadMW and all, but I could cruse so much faster without her. I started off the morning walking by this house of ducks!! It was so cute!! Whoever it is, changes out the display a few times a year in line with the seasons. So right now was spring.
I walked on a great bike path that got me over all the highways and past the harbors where all the cargo ships drop off their loads and into downtown where I stopped at a AMAZING cafe called High 5 where I got a salted, caramel pear pie in a jar with a cup of hot apple cider. It was the best $9 I have spent in a long time. I sat at a window and just watched the downtown world go by.
I stopped for a quick lunch on the side of the road where a homeless man parked pretty close to me in his wheelchair. He had a small cup of coffee, and dumped 8 packets of sugar into it! I've never seen someone so happy to drink a cup of sugar with some coffee in it before. He stayed there as long as I did, and when I got up to leave, he started to collect his things to leave too, and I offered him one of the cookies I was eating. He said I totally made his day, and he was happy to drink his coffee, and enjoy lunch with a pretty girl and he was trying to decide if I was homeless or not... haha, I got a good giggle out of it, told him what I was doing, he wished me well, and we parted ways.
I walked by the U of W and on wards to the park. Kathy once again took time out of her day to come get me to stay one last night with her. I don't know what I would have done without her during my first week of this adventure. She has been amazing, and a little angel helping me along. Thank you, Kathy.