Total distance: 44.8 miles, elevation +/- 1946/1562, total miles so far: 0000, Weather sunny upper 80’s and humid. Long hot day on the bike.
We are on bike route 76. For a while route 1 joined us. Route 1 is called the Atlantic Coast and runs from Florida to Maine. The routes split here.
Lunch stop. Very friendly staff and a shady porch. Their supply truck was late so lunch selections were limited. Pat looked at the menu and tried to order a tuna salad, sorry out, hamburger also out, blt no bacon, grilled cheese, no cheese. Eventually we made our selections and when we were eating the supply truck arrived.
Our home for the night the Mineral Volunteer Fire Department. Free camping on a big grassy area behind the fire station and use of the bathrooms.
Engine returning from a call. Fortunately not a lot of action in the middle of the night.
Whenever we stop we get lots of questions about our bikes and where we are going. Horses are also interested in our bike ride.
We met our first group of westbound cyclists! Scott and Steve are from Ohio. Scott’s wife Mary is also following along in a minivan.
Lots of spring flowers everywhere along the route!
Roadside mailbox decorations.