One thing that we are constantly being surprised about while cycling here is how generous people are. Here’s yet another example that made our day.
We rolled into town and promptly located the Subway. Food at this point is fuel. That is how you have to approach it at times. Subway not being perhaps all that we have dreamed about, but none the less offering a wholesome meal that is guaranteed to be vegetarian.
I made my way to the table while Kaisa stood in line to order. This is our system.
And as ever so often, the couple at the table next to ours were curious about what we were doing and where we were going. And I eagerly answered them, as it is nice to talk to someone after hour upon hours of riding.
I try to downplay the idea many people have that we are doing something spectacular, telling them that we take it one day at a time and see where that takes us. Which is surprisingly far when you string all the days together.
After a short chat I sat down and took out Kaisa’s phone to play with it. Or see if there would be wi-fi available. Effectively closing out the external world.
I was only awakened to its existence when the nice lady came up to me, gave me the sweetest of smiles, and passed me a napkin folded in two.
It contained a short message, wishing us the best of luck on our journey. And a note that lunch was on them!
People here are so very kind that it is at times hard to comprehend.