Wednesday, April 14, 2010

St. Francisville to Hammond, LA (87 miles) Wednesday, April 14, 2010

As we left today, we said good bye to our self-contained riders, Doug and Kathy.  They are following the Adventure Cycling route, and we see them periodically.

Our group lined up for a photo before we left this morning.

We enjoyed our ride today, even though we had a head wind most of the way.  The roads were good, flat, and it was not too hot.

We took a ferry on our route.   Lois Natziger, Suzanne Howze and I rode across together.

At dinner tonight, Sue Hersman was happy to see her son, Mike, who was visiting from New Orleans.  It was a 50 min drive from where Mike was working there as a volunteer to help those in New Orleans still trying to reconstruct their homes from Katrina.

Tomorrow will be an easy day; only 55 miles to Bogalusa, LA!

St. Francisville, Louisana (0 miles) Rest Day Tuesday, April 13, 2010

We all felt we needed this rest day after an 83 and 86 mile days.  Although we are separated from the larger group into two different locations, we have enjoyed the quiet at ours.  There are seven of us here at the St. Francisville Inn.

Breakfast was wonderful.  Too much to describe, but very elegant.  We enjoyed a leisurely breakfast.

I was able to catch up on my photos for this blog, do laundry and get my bike gears/chain cleaned.  Linda held her yoga class in the patio area.

Sue and I walked over to a cemetery in town.  There were many very old gravestones, some dating back to the 1830's.

Otherwise it was a relaxing day for everyone at both locations.  I sat on the porch swing, worked on photos and gave Lorrie a call.

We were picked up at 6:00 pm to go out to dinner.  We are on our own on rest days, but the larger group is 3-4 miles from anywhere they can go to eat.  So Carol picked us up to go to the only restaurant in town that was open.  Seemed a lot of businesses are closed on Tuesdays for some reason in this town.

When Sue and I walked back in time for dinner, she snapped this one of me for fun!
Carol picked me up at our B&B so I could join the others going out to dinner.

We have an 87 mile day tomorrow to Hammond, Louisana.