I slept in and then spent the morning visiting with Joel’s mother, Barbara, and Masha. It was a very pleasant morning! When Barbara found out I was riding to Bismarck tomorrow, she asked where I was staying. I told her I didn’t know yet but was waiting to hear from one Warm Showers house. She said that she lived there and while she wasn’t going to be there, I was welcome to stay at her house (her husband was bike touring in western North Dakota). She gave me her address and code to get in the garage and told me I could sleep in any of the downnstairs bedrooms! What an incredibly hospitable and generous family! After they left to go visit Sasha’s mother in Dickinson, I went for a walk and then spent about two hours talking with a Benedictine monk at the Abby. Very interesting…Tomorrow I will try to get an early start as I have an 80-85 mile ride.
My Warm Showers host family: Joel, Sasha & Masha: