Day 7 began in Auburn and took us back to where we started in Cortland, NY! It has been a fun week. We rode 45 miles today and a total of 398 miles this week! Steve easily went over the 400 mark because he frequently rides ahead then circles back to find slow-me. We saw more pretty, pretty farms; many of today’s were dairy farms with all the accompanying smells that we love (seriously!). We rode through the village of Skaneateles, along the shore of Skaneateles Lake, to the banks of Otisco Lake, through the town of Preble, through the village of Homer, to Cortland.
We were on a quiet country road when we came upon this roadside art work. The artist, John Thornton, was standing on the side of the road watching all the bicycles go by and we stopped to speak to him and take a picture. Sometimes you meet people and instantly know that they have a kind soul; he was one of those people. He was concerned about us being on the road and was happy to have us stop to admire his work. He said that there was a video on YouTube featuring his work, but I haven’t been able to find it.
These purple wildflowers were along all of the roadsides throughout the week. I am sure that the local folks consider them weeds, but they were like purple daisies and were really pretty.
The funniest thing from today was a sign at The Dealer Auto Sales. It said, “Quality, Clean, Southern Cars.” (Another one of those things that should have warranted a picture!) We didn’t get a picture, but I did find their website! Too funny!