May 23 More Lexington

Max left us early in the morning to continue on, but Mike and I were eager to explore Lexington. We have plenty of time to finish our journey and we hate to miss an opportunity to explore, an advantage that isn’t lost on us.

We rode into the historic downtown area of Lexington, a small town that is home to both Washington and Lee University and the HUGE Virginia Military Institute.

Virginia Military Institute
Pretty Impressive. It is massive

It was Baccalaureate day at the University so the town was filled with women in big hats and sundresses, men dressed in Brooks Brothers. We zipped (illegally I suspect with our bikes on the pristine sidewalks) around the gorgeous campus and the Military Institute next door. A whole new world to us northerners.

We met the group of workers who set these chairs up later at the Brewery..they were pooped.
Lee Chapel, built when Robert E. Lee was president of the University

We toured Stonewall Jacksons home, I had a long visit with the ladies at the yarn store before we went to clean up and head to Devils Backbone Brewery for dinner.

We spend lots of time reading and rereading our maps at night
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