We left the Grady House B&B a little after 8 a.m. after eating a big and delicious breakfast. We were uncertain whether to take the 85 mile ACA route or the shorter 67 mile route mapped by Google bike maps and agreed that we’d make that decision once we got to Gainesville. But our tired legs after a 76 mile ride yesterday made the decision for us, and so the shorter 67 mile route was what we did. We made good time today and only stopped about four times, not counting the break we took while Matt changed another flat tire. Here are a few photos I took today.
After making it to our Holiday Inn Express, we all went to the pool for a quick and cold dip, enjoying some cold beers that Beth had picked up for us on her way to the hotel. For dinner we did Italian, the first time this leg we ate at an Italian restaurant and it was good. Back at the hotel, Tim read aloud the last chapter of “Crossing the Borderlands,” after which we retired for the night.
It’s hard to believe there is only one more day of riding, but tomorrow our ride is to St. Augustine and the Atlantic Ocean, the end of the Southern Route across the United States.