Our Final Day – Home We Go
Day 10 – July 1, 2015
Fond du Lac to Ashwaubenon – 67 miles
Weather – partly cloudy, cool 58 – 65 degrees, 8 – 10 mph headwind
Today we are heading home after 9 days of travel and approximately 600 miles total. After a good breakfast at Mark and Shelia’s house we hopped on the bike to head home. The morning was unseasonable cool – 54 degrees brrr!! We put on our coats and wished for a hill to warm us up. Our first stop was Lakeside Park and Lighthouse in Fond du Lac.
We then got on the Hwy 151 path (Prairie Trail) which is a great 10 foot wide pathway adjacent to Hwy 151 – it is a great facility to allow you to head north on the east side of Lake Winnebago by foot or bicycle. We followed the trail until it headed east – we then jumped on Hwy 151 for about ten miles and then to Lakeshore Drive a beautiful road that provides great views of Lake Winnebago. After traveling thru Sherwood, Harrison, Wrightstown and Greenleaf we got on the Fox River Trail. Our last 13 miles were on the trail to the City of De Pere then over the bridge and home.
Our bicycle trip was a great adventure and we especially enjoyed touring the various historical and natural areas along the route. The Fox Wisconsin Heritage Parkway Partners were very gracious hosts and spent a lot of time with us.
We got home in time to host a tandem couple from Wyoming – Mike and Paula who are bicycling across the country pretty much the same route we took. We went out to dinner and then gave them a tour of the Green Bay area. After a good nights sleep we rode with them to the Fox River Trail to help them get on their way to Manitowoc to take the ferry across Lake Michigan. It was great to talk with them and hear their stories about their travels – it sounds like they are having a great adventure.
Watch for our next bicycle adventure starting in September – we will be riding along the Mississippi River corridor.