April 1, 1999
|What's up with all these crazy dreams? This time I found
myself in the desert of Egypt exploring a network of underground passages. I
uncovered some very large ants, about 3 feet long, that were long since dead and preserved
in the sand. Too Weird!
I checked out at 8 AM. It was a cool, wet, misty 65-degree morning. As I biked, the mist kept getting my glasses wet, making it difficult to see. Remembering something Ed, the Canadian, told me, I was not wearing my sunglasses today. "Sunglasses can take away from the natural beauty and colors." And since I really don't need them in the morning, only afternoons while headed west, I was wearing my regular prescription glasses. I guess this is where contacts would be an advantage.
The hills were becoming steeper and more frequent. My max speed coasting downhill was 35.5 mph, and that was a bit scary with my trailer wobbling a little. My route led me from 73 to 231 North, and then to 2 West. And again, usually no shoulder to ride on. But it had very little traffic and was a nice ride. Especially through Graceville, so may flowers and the fresh smells. Ahhh.....
Approaching Graceville from 2, I passed some nice homes with well-manicured lawns and lots of trees. I could hear the birds chirping and with little traffic...it was a pleasant morning. The Dogwood tree was prevalent through here and I first started seeing them just prior to entering the Appalachicola National Forest. I tried to take some pictures but the mode select switch messed up on my Canon A2. It was stuck in the lock position. Now I wasn't too happy at that point, but I decided that I could just get those cheapy disposable cameras while I send it back to Canon for a rush repair on it.
I followed 2 west to 79 and headed north into Alabama.
Day 18 continuing......in Alabama :-)
Today (in Florida) - 34.22 miles