The heat and humidity really drain your batteries here.
In the afternoon we got stuck in a torrential downpour and took partial cover in some trees and bushes for 20 minutes until the rain stopped. It was a nice break from the heat and the temp dropped from 94 to 74. We were soaked! The relief was short. As soon as we began to pedal the moisture evaporating from the road and the sun made for ideal steam sauna conditions.
About 1/2 mile away it didn’t even rain. A few minor dog incidents – just enough to see how fast you can bike.
We are staying at the Boone Tavern in Berea. Berea College runs the hotel and is staffed by students. Berea College is a liberal arts college and does not charge its students tuition and admits only low income students who cannot afford to attend college. As part of their educational experience every student is required to take part in the campus labor program to help them build skills for their post college lives.
Spoon bread — kind of like a corn bread soufflé. Delicious.