Miles today: 38
Miles total: 303
I started out today with hopes of riding all the way to Tallahassee. Sixty two miles or so. Didn’t happen. Thirty minutes into my ride, the sky opened up with a torrential rain. I got to try out my new rain gear. It worked like a charm. Once I made it 36 miles to Monticello the threat of more rain and thunder and lightning convinced me to start looking for a place to stay. I checked with the warmshowers.org site and found a fantastic host just a little over a mile away. Maria and Diane have been warm showers hosts for over 15 years at their farm. They offered me a private room with a private bath and dinner to boot! Maria said I can stay an extra day too. I’m due for a rest day, so I might take them up on their hospitality. All they ask in return is for me to send them a postcard from San Diego!
Not many pix from today. Too rainy.
Before I left the Best Western, I met a couple of friendly snowbirds. Ray and Joanne from Arlington, TX. They were heading back there from Florida for the summer. He’s a retired truck driver born in Jerusalem and immigrated here with only a couple hundred bucks in his pocket. She’s a retired legal secretary. Both widowed, they met on match.com! I think he said he’s 84, but I may be mistaken, he sure didn’t look like it.
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