With tummies full have ham we all had a good nights sleep . . . not really moving around much until about 7:00. Then . . . more ham for breakfast!!!!
We crossed the Apalachicola River on the way out of town, whose reservoir we had our nice picnic alongside it possible last night. Oh yeah . . . a 7% hill, one mile after starting out today. I am still amazed at the way the gps works. Although I shouldn’t be, as it has counted down the distance in feet to the center of hundreds of intersections where I have turned. But . . . this river was the dividing line between Central and Eastern time zones . . . sure enough, half way across the bridge my Garmin 800 moved an hour ahead!!!
The dam that made our picnic possible!!!
Billy Jo McAlister may have jumped off the Tallahatchie River bridge, but his cousin Bobby Jo never made the news here in Chattahoochee when he probably walked off, rather than jump off, the end of this bridge to nowhere!!!
Had to get a shot of Connie at the local PO just because I love saying that name . . . Chattahoochee!!!!
Nice of this bar owner to let his patron’s know when the place is ‘rockin’ and rolling’ . . . no need to waste time coming too early to drink!!!
Yesterday Gina had met Tim, of Tim’s Fresh Boiled Peanuts, and in fact the peanuts we ate as an appetizer last night came from Tim . . . so we had to stop by, on the way out of town, to say “Hi” this morning.
Gina I were the first there and Tim had to go home to get the license plate, he had promised Gina but forgot to bring to his ‘store’ this morning. Here is the raw product . . .
. . .and here is his kitchen where he already had a batch boiling!!!!
Oh, he sells a little of everything. Gina was trying these on when I left. Not sure if they ended up in her panniers or not!!!
This was an interesting situation . . . I presume they mean the volume of the music . . .
. . . which may not sit so well with their neighbors across the street. Might be sort of a Hatfield and McCoy situation . . .
. . . as the neighbors want everybody to know, several times, they are not welcome. Probably tired of people peeing in their yard at bar time!!!
Not sure what this is all about but I bet who ever it is that is bringing their last pay stub, and getting free transportation, is coming out on the ‘short end of the stick’!!!!
Clever . . .!
Lots of great fishing holes along the way today that look to get a lot of use . . . . .
. . . how can you tell, by all the litter people leave at EVERY landing! Sad.
Nice old school, for girls, outside of Gretna. Three rooms on the lower level and one large room, and a stage, on the second!!!
All across the US we have biked by county deputies homes. How do I know . . . because they have their squads parked outside, in order to leave and return from their shift. Many of the homes were singlewide trailers or dilapidate homes, making me think a law enforcement profession didn’t pay too well in some areas. The Sheriff, or one of the deputies, that lives here is doing . . . ‘just fine’.
But so was the rest of Quincy, a nice little town we passed through this morning. Positioned at the interstate’ s ‘Easy o’ Easy Off’,it might be a bedroom community for Tallahassee.
Oh yeah . . . we have seen our share of car dealerships who ‘guarantee a loan with nothing down’!!!! Looks like this one made one too many bad loans!!!!
Here is something unique we have seen the last several weeks, entrepreneurs setting up ‘car washes’ at gas stations. They don’t seem to have auto drive through versions in the smaller towns but instead individuals who set up a tent, bring out the vacuum and garden hose, and for $10 take care of detailing your drive!!!!
Entering Tallahassee, I came upon this accident. Five cars involved. The two officers in the back were flailing their arms around, I thing trying to recreate who was where when the action happened. The guy in the beige car, talking on his cell phone, seemed to be ‘way out of position’. I think the whole SE part of the country maybe one big ant hill. As I took this shot, I felt stinging sensations on my right foot only to look down and see I was standing on top of another anthill. Slow learner!!!!
On our route through town we rode through the Florida State University campus. Very pretty. Here was the Dick Howser Stadium. Doesn’t mean a thing to me but it might to some of you sports fans out there . . .
. . . nice walkway and path winding through campus . . .
. . . and here was the FSU HiFyer’s permanent facility. It is an extra-curricular activity under FSU’s Division of Student Affairs. All members of the FSU Circus are required to be a degree-seeking students, registered at Florida State University. Who knew!!!
‘Connie the Clydesdale’ patiently waits outside the aLoft, our home for two nights in Tallahassee. Concierge parking, of course!!! Rest day tomorrow, so plenty of time to explore the town.
Paul and I are sharing this room . . . TommyH, by luck of the draw, has his own version for two nights.
Nice . . . none of us checked for bedbugs here . . .