Mercy Riders

Pushing pedals, pushing hope

July 17, One Year Later

It was ridiculously hot and humid outside the hotel in Rochester IN at 7am. We got some limited relief in the form of a paved Nickel Plate Trail running south-east out of town until we get to county road W1000N. We cross Meridian St at some point and the road changes to county road E1000N. I’m actually better at remembering numbers than names. There’s heavy traffic on the Jane Adams in Chicago? No clue where that is.

Just west of Roann, IN we all needed water, and we see a woman in a driveway and ask for water. She doesn’t live at the home but gets the owner, who gladly gives us ICE and water. Ice, yet another commodity we take for granted.

Carol helped us out with water when there was none to be found.

Carol helped us out with water when there was none to be found.


Covered Bridge in Roann

Covered Bridge in Roann

We take a break at a cemetery just before the Indiana/Ohio border. Michelle realizes how close we are to her cousin, and goes for a surprise visit. They have a nice time.

We cross unceremoniously into Ohio crossing Ohio Indiana State Line Rd. Fairly descriptive name. Our destination is the Huggy Bear RV Campground in Middle Point, OH. These RV campgrounds appear to be less for the transient types like us and more for the hard-core setup your RV and stay a while folk. We arrive, setup the tents, shower, swim, eat, and go to bed. Come to think of it, with Mark and Matt gone, I think this is the first time I had to put up the tent. Poor me.

Sign of the Huggy Bear Campground

Sign of the Huggy Bear Campground