It was cold again at the start of today’s ride – only 34 degrees and it felt it! It warmed up eventually, but it took a while and the sun was rarely out, which meant it took a lot longer to warm up. The day’s ride was a mostly flat 78 miles but I thought the wind was tough – it seemed to me that it was in my face most of the ride. Here are most of the photos I took today.
Pine trees lining LA Route 29. This is what a lot of the scenery looked like today and the last few days.
Bessie at Cattle Ranch along LA 104 in Evangaline Parish, LA. Mark and I named this cow Bessie and promised her that if she would turn to look right at us, we’d give her this individual photo, which she did!
Bessie and her friends at Cattle Range along LA 104 in Evangaline Parish, LA
Church bulletin for Sacred Heart Church, Ville Platte, LA. We did the 78 miles in about 7 hours and 45 minutes, arriving at our hotel at 3:45 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Church started at 4 p.m. (see it on the bulletin?) and Tim and I took a quick shower and were a few minutes late, but we made it and said a prayer for Mark and Beth …..
El Charro Mexican Grille, Ville Platte, LA. This is where we all ate dinner after Tim and I got back from church. If for any reason you find yourself in Ville Platte, LA, this is where you want to have a meal – it was excellent!
El Charro Mexican Grille, Ville Platte, LA. Tonight, we are the only ones staying at this Best Western Hotel. It’s nothing special, but it is clean and perfectly fine.
In the hotel room after dinner. Mark is blogging and Beth is diligently helping Tim map tomorrow’s route.
Tomorrow’s ride will be close to 90 miles, most likely, and according to the weather apps on our phones, much of it will be in the rain. Say a prayer it doesn’t rain too much of the day tomorrow.