Friday, February 8, 2008

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008

Gainsville, Florida to Ichetucknee, Florida - 35 miles. 85 degrees with strong winds from the South, mostly tail winds.

A very nice woman paid for my breakfast this morning. She couldn't believe I was headed for San Diego on my bike. I'm avoiding all the regular chain restaurants like Burger King or McDonalds, opting for local establishments. The food has been great, but I don't think I'm losing any weight!

I ended up camping at the Ichetucknee Campground, next to a large park with a couple of springs. This seems to be very popular around here, and there are a lot of places where people dive into these springs, where there are underwater caves full of cool, clear water. I took a nice hike, and there were canoe's for rent, but I did not rent one. A big storm was passing by way to the north, and it looked like it might rain, so I opted to stay in one of the cabins rather than camp in my tent. It was also nice to wash my clothes and take a hot shower.

I also got to sleep in a real bed. That was nice.


bacs said...

We have been following your trail on the map. You are moving very fast. We enjoyed the pictures. Thanks for sending them, it helps us feel like we are enjoying the trip with you. No pakage yet. Your description of the rain reminded me of the rain in Hawaii. (Yahoo) May Heavenly Father watch over you. Love ya!!!!Your Parents

jayson said...

Hey Steve, Love the pics...sweet little are blessing soo many people along the way and they inturn are blessing you...with good thoughts and food...soo glad you are eating well,not McD's and Burger kings...stay warm or cool,as needed..God is lighting the way...
fire by night and cloud by day..and you are following with rejoicing....jayson