Day 1 - New Carlisle IN to Schererville IN

Monday June 11, 2001, 65 miles (105 km) - Total so far: 65 miles (105 km) Started from home at around 8:30a.m., made a stop at our friends the Kryzwicki's on the way out. Stopped at Michigan City beach area for lunch. Met Dean Bender - 75-year-old bicycler, Chicago native, great speaking voice. Stopped at about 5:00 p.m. for the day. Sunburn on my face. Camped at Legion Post 485 near Shererville Indiana. Asked a couple in the parking lot about setting up a tent for the night one of them took me inside and the barmaid made a call to the post commander for permission. Nice spot under large oaks out of view from road.