Saturday, April 10, 2010
Well the adventure is under way. I finished packing on Thursday night and I am really glad I started early, because it took a while. Here is a picture of everything I decided to take, mostly just camping gear and a couple pairs of clothes.
Friday morning I woke up at 5:45 and got a ride to the Kansas City Airport. I had a brief layover in Nashville before heading to Jacksonville. From the Jacksonville airport a shuttle service loaded up my bike and we headed to the Pirate Haus, a pirate themed hostel in St. Augustine Florida where Delaware was waiting. It took about an hour or so to reassemble my bike and get the panniers loaded up. Delaware and I were on the road by 4PM and pedaling toward the beach for a quick dip in the Atlantic Ocean.
We squeezed in over 50 miles and made it to Interlaken, FL where we met a couch surfing host that made some sandwiches for us gave us a place to crash. Our host had three boys and the had every video game system ever made. We played a little Nintendo and Super Nintendo until it was time to go to bed. This morning our host had to leave early so we were on the road by 7am, but quickly realized it was freezing cold so we pulled in to McDonalds to check emails and wait for the sun to warm up a bit.