It’s been a great week overall but there was one bad day. Last week started watching Elsa head back to Seatac from Key West, it was good to see her as I hit the 1/2 way point at corner #3.
I slogged back across the Keys to Homestead AFB where I had stayed a few days earlier. It very convenient to use the military bases as I make my way. They are secure, comfortable and a real bargain.
While I was making my way down Florida, Jeff Millerman contacted me to say I was welcome at his place in Fort Lauderdale when I was heading back north. He’s a Tenere owner and a super great guy to boot! He even treated me to dinner, THANKS Jeff!
Leaving Fort Lauderdale the next day was quite challenging, my I phone slipped out of my tank bag as I was making a bee-line for my sisters in Saint Augustine. It was in the middle of rush hour traffic at highway speeds, I knew it was long gone when my Senna Bluetooth stopped in the middle of a song I found an AT&T store north of Palm beach to quickly replace the 6 S +
I was only in Saint Augustine for a night then I headed north through Georgia to my 1st cousins in Columbia, South Carolina where Adrain and Lara live just outside town on Lake Murray.
While there I was able to reconnect with two classmates from Jr High and High School. It was great catching up after 27+ years of time. I can credit it to Facebook for making it happen.
This time of year on Lake Murray, thousands of Purple Martins now roost on an island that Col. Jimmy Doolittle used to bomb for practice during WWII. We had two very nice sunsets on the water watching the birds.
As I left the lake, the landscape changed to more hills and curves as I made my way through the extreme NE corner of Georgia and into North Carolina. The last 20-30 miles before Deals Gap and The Dragon were spectacular! Even in the intermittent rain showers, I can see why so many people flock to this area.