We began our journey by sending our bike to Rhode Island on Amtrak. We followed, via Delta, about a week later. S2 and Cycle were reunited at Sheila’s brother’s (Ric) home in Newport, RI where we spent two days before beginning our fall odyssey.
During that time we visited Sheila’s cousin, aunt, and uncle. We also took a short, 18-mile shakedown cruise on the newly reassembled Sweathard. We rode the Ocean Drive in Newport, seeing such sights as the fire truck on top of the Brick Alley Pub, the Marble House, one of Newport’s grand mansions and of course the beautiful ocean views and traditional kites flying every weekend.