View from our room
We woke up and prepared to tackle the Seven Devil's Hill, which turned out to be a series of seven steep hills. We left with Nate and Sean and by the time we got to the first hill the rain started coming down. So far on the trip, if it rained, it only lasted a few minutes. Not this time. It rained and rained and kept raining. After getting dropped by Nate and Sean, Derek and I were left to fend for ourselves. I have to admit, it wasn't as bad as people made it out to be. The road was quite scenic with almost no traffic. The rain was actually refreshing and Derek and I decided it was really fun. At the top of the hill, there was a thick covering of fog. It was gorgeous! Then came the descent. It was sill raining, which did not slow us down. We flew down the hill with grins on our faces. At the bottom of the hill was the town of Bandon. It is a cute little fishing town with an old town section. We saw Nate and Sean's bikes outside of a coffee shop and we joined them. At this point we were freezing. It was nice to get a hot drink and some cookies (even though I don't normally like hot drinks, I'm weird). After about an hour and a half of talking Nate and Sean headed back on the road. Not us. Derek and I decided that this would be the perfect time to take a rest day. One of my birthday presents was a night in a hotel on the trip so we used that. We found a cool, little hotel called the SEA STAR LODGE on the water and took a rest day. We walked around the town and found a place to eat a late lunch. I finally got the fired chicken I had been craving during the trip. It was pretty good with garlic bread! Everything was soaked to we went down to the laundromat to do some laundry. It was my first time at a laundromat and I felt oh so cool. We got another half gallon of chocolate milk and waited for the clothes to dry. Livin' it up! We got back to the hotel and verged out while watching American Ninja Warrior. I still don't understand how we were so captivated by that show… The ice cream we got had melted and never froze which was a bummer, but that was made up by the amazing night of sleep we got by sleeping in a bed! I know we haven't been camping for that long, but it was nice!