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Evanston rest day

By Stuart Lowe on

Being ahead of Stevens I had a rest day in Evanston. It wasn't the best day for it as pretty much everywhere except for the motorway services were closed. I walked along the Bear River Greenway. The river itself was in full flow as seems to be expected for May. I wandered around the old town and admiring the now defunct railroad station. It is such a shame that there aren't really passenger services any more.

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Evanston station hasn't been used for passengers in some time

I walked up the hill to Subway for lunch. Subway isn't great but it was open and was becoming my most reliable place on the road to get actual vegetable matter. I bought a pink of milk in the services shop only to discover that a US pint is only 473 ml compared to a British 568 ml. Presumably that applies to pints of beer too - Americans are losing out on almost 100 ml!

On-route back to the RV park I stopped to watch some people surfing the standing waves in the Bear River. I sat in the RV park laundry to do some clothes washing and charge my phone. My phone told me I was now "roaming".

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River surfing

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River surfing

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Bear carving at the Bear River RV park