Racoon Attack (or maybe a Beaver or Amidillo even)
Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
360Trip End Aug 21, 2011
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Where I stayed
El Dorado National Park
After breakfast, we decided to aim for El Dorado as it seemed the right distance away and set off
Our first impression of El Dorado was not good. We rode through an enormous oil field and then a high street full of fast food restaurants. The centre of town was quite sweet however with lots of antique shops and best of all, the lady in the supermarket directed us to the swimming pool! It was a really great one and we felt extremely jealous of the high school kids who were obviously having a lovely summer prancing around in being life guards. We even got to see them in action when a chubby little boy got stuck under the slide and we were all ordered to evacuate the water. The poor little boy looked pretty mortified with 100 people watching.
After our cool off we headed out to El Dorado lake where we have found a fantastic campsite and had another wonderful swim and now Mikey is stuck into the new John Grisham I bought him at the supermarket - more days ending like this please.
Later.. We’ve just been attacked by a wild animal of some kind! He forced us to jump up on the picnic table whilst he snuffled around and tried to make off with our cutlery –not sure if it was a racoon or armadillo, but it was BIG. Definitely putting the tent up now rather than sleeping out.
Miles Cycled: 50 dozy unmotivated miles