Friday - We had a short, pleasant ride into Pella today. Just past the halfway point we stopped at the CRC in Knoxville for pie and lemonade. We also officially passed the distance halfway point early in the ride
After arriving in Pella, we took a walk downtown. I think Pella is more Dutch than Holland. There were a couple of great bakeries, a Christian book store (note the absence of quotes), and a nice bike shop. I bought a Dutch letter at the Vander Ploeg bakery which apparently they are famous for (it's an almond pastry, not chocolate), and then we headed down to a local "rehydration station". It was a bit of a dive, but we met some others from our group there and even collected a couple donations to our cause.
After supper we had an outdoor celebration service put on by the local CRC. It was a great time of singing and worship.
Distance: 81.6 km
Elevation: +2352 / -2500 ft