This is a rest day, so last night I searched Google for a nearby church. There are plenty in this town, but one of the closest was The River. While there was no webpage for the church listed by Google Maps, I was able to find an ad for it in an old style paper yellow pages in the room, which gave service times. It also said “multi-cultural,” which sounded good, whatever that meant.
I got there a few minutes before 10, and tried to gauge whether there was a dress standard. I only saw women in the main sanctuary, all well-dressed. As I sat outside trying to figure out what to do next, a man in shorts like me walked up, and showed me where the men’s class was. I think his name was Mr. Jackson, but could have confused him with someone else. If anyone has a correction, please let me know.
I had also met the Pucketts, but didn’t get a picture.
After church, I checked out the Goodwill in town, and did some other shopping in the area. I dropped my bike off at the motel, then tried Steamboat Bill’s, which both Mandy and Pastor Hilton suggested. Unfortunately, they were out of crawfish, but I had a bowl of shrimp etoufee. The closest thing in Hawaii would be shrimp curry plate lunch, except that you don’t get macaroni salad. I tried to take a picture, but later discovered that it came out terrible (the picture, that is).
I didn’t get around to doing laundry. Some other time.
Goal for tomorrow is Mamou, at 63 miles. Safety stop is Oberlin at 38 miles. These are not as far as they sound, as the route is flat, and there is virtually no wind. The two concerns are a 30% chance of rain in the afternoon, and no services until Oberlin. I’m planning to just snack out of my front bag on the way.
Miles today: 2.5 (rest day)