Well,we are starting L6, our final leg. I am expecting the weather to be magnificent with no rain, no headwinds and most importantly NO DOGS CHASING US. Yeah right – all those things are about to happen!
I have been reminiscing about earlier legs for a few weeks. I will see something and it will trigger a flashback. I saw a pile of snow and it reminded me of Pine Valley, CA or pouring down rain and the day we spent in St. Francisville, LA. We have had so many memories on these bike trips. I am truly blessed to be able to do something like this with my brothers and Sag Lady. (That be you Beth.)
The thought that kept rolling thru my mind today was we have ridden about 2500 miles so far and today’s scenery was like nothing else we have seen. No mountains or hills, just flat roads. No cultivated fields or livestock grazing. And certainly no deserts; quite the contrary, lots of water, starting with another first for the trip., a 45 minute ferry ride.
The Gulf of Mexico was off to our right and in full view a good part of the day. We ate lunch at a state park looking out over white sand beaches and blue water as far as the eye could see. It reminded me of riding between Ocean City and Sea Isle except for the mid rise condo buildings from time to time.
Pensacola seems clean and tidy. We are staying in the old part of the city in a newer chain hotel. I think tomorrow the scenery will change since we head inland and return to our old buddy–Route 90. I wonder how many miles altogether we have ridden on Route 90. Any guesses guys?