I know, I said I’d be here yesterday. It wasn’t for lack of trying though. I was too damn tired. I got in late Sunday night, and after driving all over the place the last few days I needed a day to recover. Besides, y’all were probably busy reading all about that bike race that happened while I was gone.
I heard it was fun, but I had some fun of my own.
The little lady and I hit the road early Thursday morning, with
our destination being Amelia Island in the northeast corner of
Florida. We got down there pretty quick, stopping only for a quick
Little Miss Sunshine wanted to play.
They’re not all cute and cuddly like that photo seems to make
Anyway, we got to the island, and drove around for a bit. Growing
up in Florida (and close to the beach), I found that place really
touristy. We both decided that staying there would probably be
pretty boring so we took a leisurely drive down the coast to
Jacksonville Beach. With plenty of daylight left, we decided that a
ride was in order at nearby Hanna Park.
I was just there a few months ago, but this was Little Miss
Sunshine’s first ride there. She loved it.
And while we were there we made sure to pay our respects to the
trail that was built by our local club member/youth cycling race
promoter Mike Long.
Then we went to the beach. Not like other folks do though.
We rode there and just looked at it.
A long day of driving and riding bikes didn’t seem to wear us
out, so after finding a place to stay for the night we rode down to
Jacksonville Beach to grab some food and beer.
We crammed a lot of shit into one day, but that would only be the
beginning. We called it a night and got ready for another adventure
the next day.
Of course we were going to ride our bikes again.
And of course I’ll get into it tomorrow.