Friday, April 23, 2010
We rode out almost due east. Today we had the usual flat roads, but also hills. Now it is not that we haven't done much steeper and longer hills. Crossing the Southern Rockies was much more challenging! It is just that we have not done any for at least a week!! It's all a matter of perspective, isn't it? I don't have any photos of the hills because we were too busy climbing up them!
Thirty miles out we crossed the Chattahoochee River Bridge. It was that point that we changed our 5th time zone (Arizona does not observe day light saving time), so we are now in the Eastern Time Zone.
We stopped in the town of Quincy for lunch. There were some really big up and down hills right in town! We were dreading the return trip!
The town square looked like the Iowa town squares, with the courthouse in the middle and the shops around the square. We stopped at "Miss Helen's" for sandwiches before we rode in to the motel. Helen waited on us, and proudly sold us big chocolate chip cookies she made herself! She was also helpful in giving us directions back to the route that did NOT involve big hills! Yes!! Thank you, Miss Helen!
I think everyone is still tired from yesterday's 94 mile ride, too.
This is an excerpt from Jo Ann Bary's blog: