By Adam Kazilsky, Rosh Eidah of Tour La’Agam
As we enter our second week of biking, we have begun to reflect on our accomplishments. While we were at camp we dove right into the fun, completing a 70-mile ride to the Trek factory and back. While we were there, we had the privilege of being taken behind the scenes to see how the bikes are conceptualized, and created. We had the pleasure of being caught in the rain during the return trip, making dry clothes that much more enjoyable.
We departed camp one week ago, and the first couple of days of the trip flew by. We had our first glimpse of Lake Michigan on Tuesday afternoon. Since then, it has been by our side almost exclusively. We took our time in Door County, stopping at the infamous Wilson’s for ice cream, and then again to chow down on some cherries that we picked ourselves. We took a ferry from the tip of Door County to Fayette Michigan, arriving in the Upper Peninsula in time for a beautiful sunset. After exploring the ghost town of Fayette Friday morning, we had a short ride to Indian Lake, where we are spent our first Shabbat. We have had a restful weekend of singing, swimming, reading, scrabble, card games, and napping. We will spend havdallah around the fire, and head out early tomorrow for a long day of biking through the gorgeous scenery that Michigan has to offer.
It’s hard to believe that we are already a week into our big trip, and even harder to believe how much we have grown and come together in seven short days. We have helped each other to overcome challenges and face fears, try new things and learn new skills. That’s all for now!