June 3, 2018
Sally, Dee, and I started driving south from Durham Tuesday morning, following Dee and Sally’s two-day drive from Rhode Island. Saying goodbye to Bob was a little easier than leaving my two dogs on Sunday, because I can call and text Bob and we will see him in three weeks when we ride through Durham, and enjoy a rest day at home.
We had a luxurious stop Tuesday night on Amelia Island at our friend Virginia’s gracious new home. We will be back to stay with Virginia in a little more than a week, with most of Florida behind us.
We take off in the morning from the buoy in Key West that marks the Southernmost point in the U.S. We’ve checked out the buoy already, it’s a popular tourist spot. We took a ridiculous selfie this morning by the first East Coast Greenway sign, just up the street from the bouy. Finally a couple walked by and we asked them to take our photo. “We’re going to be famous, we are riding from here to Canada,” Dee told them. The husband, posed to snap our photo, pulled the camera down and told us, “Funny, you don’t LOOK that crazy.” But we are. See you tomorrow night in Marathon after a windy 50 miles from Key West.