Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Chattahoochee to DeFuniak Springs. I was woken up with a call from Michele singing Happy Birthday. What a great way to start the day. Also a surprise to me was she said it was 7 am and my iPhone alarm was set for 6. Well since the time zone change was 1 mile up the road, I guess my phone had a Central Time zone tower, so I was late but was riding by 7:35, or 6:35 in Central Time. I had a great ride, eating lunch twice and snacks often, which kept me fueled. I was dragging by the 12:30 lunch (second lunch) so I stayed for almost an hour and the rest really helped. I really cruised for the last 30 miles for a total day of 85 miles, which is where I want to be. Of course the 2 motels in DeFuniak Springs were full so I went off course 1.5 miles and found an OK motel for............$34.95 and they had a guest laundry, finally after 4 days! So I walked to a local steak house for my birthday dinner splurge! I had the "fabulous" $8.95 all you can eat buffet, 5 trips worth; hey it's my birthday. Tomorrow to Pensacola where I started my Naval Aviation career. So the observation for today is that armadillos should take the same advice I have for snakes. The battle: this morning the saddle was winning; by afternoon it was a draw; I believe due to numbness on my side. We will win this one, soon I hope.
Posted by Dan at 6:50 AM