Day 47- The cyclists put on their smiling faces this morning, clowning around on the swing set before their departure for Tallahassee.
Bill said it was a day of firsts; first morning we woke up to songbirds, first morning in the Eastern time zone (boy that Central time zone lasts a long time), and first Christmas music heard (in a Hardee’s where they stopped for a coffee break).
The cyclists had a pleasant ride with the sun out for most of the day.
With the overcast skies of the past few days, sunshine and cooler temps were greatly appreciated. The road surface wasn’t too bad either.
The team passed into the Eastern Time Zone after crossing the Apalachicola River west of the town of Chattahoochee.
As they cycled through Quincy, a Veteran’s Day celebration was taking place on the Courthouse lawn (see photo at top)- and a thanks to all our veterans and their families.
On the outskirts of Midway, the team took a short lunch break. There is nothing quite as good as fresh garden tomatoes and thick bacon for a sandwich. Then they were off for Tallahassee and a bike shop for a few items for the last few days of the trip.
Tallahassee was the stopping point for today’s ride and tomorrow will be a rest day. We are “resting” at Wakulla Springs Lodge.
Karen and Bill plan to cycle the St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail tomorrow, hike the trails in Wakulla State Park, and take the glass bottom boat tour of the Wakulla Springs. Doesn’t that sound like a restful day? Karen is itching to get on her bike.
The lodge at Wakulla Springs was built in 1937 and is a combination of Spanish-Moorish and art deco design making it an architectural landmark on the National Register of Historic Places.
Time for dinner – more photos tomorrow.