OK, so looks like I get the day nothing happened. Well, Hue is a nice place, very pretty, be great to come back here again when the idea of sightseeing doesn’t make my legs wobble. I think we’ll all remember Hue kinda like an oasis of rest: swimming pool, great food, mattresses slightly softer than boards. The breakfast buffet was a welcome surprise, to be sure.
A group of us went to the (one and only) Giant bike store this morning to make any modifications we needed. For me that meant getting an extra bottle holder put on, I don’t think I’ve ever appreciated water so much in my life, and picking up a pair of sports sunnies. Gotta look the part. Below you can see them around my neck. Smoking!
So yeah, otherwise pretty much just swimming, sleeping, eating, trying to forget for now that we’ve got our two hardest days coming up when we leave, and when we do remember, groaning and wishing we could stay another day. Or ten. Weather has cooled down at least, the heat shouldn’t be such a problem as we climb those mountains in the morning. We enjoyed a nice dinner at a Mexican restaurant as our "final meal" before the climbs we've been warned about begin. Mmm, smoothies.
-- Keith Maxwell