Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Last day on the Bikes

Crossing a bridge into downtown Jacksonville

Breakfast at IHOP, writing postcards

The lighthouse in St. Augustine on Anastasia Island

Our last camp site

St. Augustine to Jacksonville
Day 123
53 miles

Total Miles at End of Trip 5,038

Today was our last day of riding. The actual riding was uneventful. We rode along highway 1 which was very straight with no hills at all. It was pretty boring from a scenery or riding standpoint, but we made it to Jacksonville.

When we made it into Jacksonville, we thought we must be close to our hotel, but we were wrong. Jacksonville suffers from the common large American city plague of sprawl. This place is huge and it took us forever to get to the other side of the city. We even found ourselves in a ghetto. A lady in a car asked us what we were doing riding through the area. It was on our bike map, so we didn't know any better. Despite all of that, we made it to our hotel just fine and unloaded all of our gear and relaxed. Our last day of riding brought us to 5,038 miles. Considering I had guessed at the beginning that our trip would total 5,000 miles, I was pretty happy with my guess.

We are going to be packing our gear up for the train tomorrow. The train leaves for DC at 5:30 pm and we are scheduled to arrive in DC at around 8:00 am. We bought bread, brie, and wine for our train trip. It will be a nice little celebration and a chance for reflection.

In the mean time, stay tuned to the blog as we will continue to post some interesting stats, reflections, and other info in the coming days. Thank you all out there in blog world for sticking with us!



Staci said...

Congrats you guys!! I'm so happy for you:) What a journey...Can't wait to see you!

chris_cant_dance said...

Wow. I'm so happy for you! And I'm so glad you've been keeping this blog up- it's been nice to follow along, sort of living vicariously through you.

So what happens now?