Aroundegon Day Three: Independence

Flags in the sun at the St. Paul Rodeo grounds.

Another great day in St. Paul, with a parade in the sun to start the day and then another round of rodeo in the afternoon. I tagged along behind my sister and brother-in-law's family circus like I was their first, much, much older child. Unfortunately they weren't able to put me down for a nap but I still got through the day just fine.

After the sun and their three kids went to bed Kjerstine, Chris and I sat out on their back porch and watched the fireworks fly above St. Paul. It's hard to imagine a better way to spend the fourth of July.

Tomorrow morning I'll rise early and ride to my grandparents' house in Albany. It'll be the longest distance I've ridden in years, but mostly flat. I'm looking forward to it.

This post is part of a series on my bicycle tour around Oregon. You can find my other posts here.