The first part of our ride was uneventful but pretty, we made our first stop at one of the rest stops along the highway.
Larry promised me a bountiful selection of restaurants when we got to Cochrane, I was a bit disappointed with a selection or I just couldn't find them. I decided on Harvey's/Swiss Chalet, I never saw that combination before. Larry had a hamburger and I had chicken on bread, smothered with gravy (comfort food).
We had 120km left, I thought it was going to be easy breezy, the sky was blue with fluffy white(ish) clouds, until about 1/2 way to Kap a small little cloud found its way above us and let go of the moisture it contained, we got soaked, I had rain going down the inside of my jacket, I could feel it dripping as it traveled down my back, rain went into my boots, my socks were soaked. Everything was wet, Larry pulled over to check on me, I was concerned about my computer so I took this time, to put a rain cover on the bag I had it in and proceeded to tie it down, the rain started slowing down and by time we were ready to go, a few minutes later, the rain had stopped.
By time we got to Kapuskasing I was pretty dry except for area's that didn't get the wind, like my feet.
Jo-Anne was pretty excited to see us and started snapping pictures right away.
I took a shower at her place, I peeled my boots off and my jeans were soaked underneath. The shower felt great and being dressed in dry clothing felt pretty good too.
We went over to Jo-Anne's son's house and had a bbq with her family, it was so good to see everyone, meet the one's I hadn't met, catch up with Jo-Anne and relax.
We slept in James & Paige's guest room that night and were ready to get going in the morning.
We went to the Back to the Grind for breakfast and met up with Jo-Anne and Kerry (her daughter), and got to see Paige again because she works there. We had a delicious breakfast, I would recommend this place if you're in the area, and had more fun hanging out with friends.
We appreciated all the advice about the rest of our journey, we were told where we could fill up and how little there was in different areas.
And then we were off again, this time our destination was Longlac.