Posted by: heatherandandybrown | December 21, 2011

Florida Border to St. Augustine

DAY 8– 41.4 miles – Kingsland, GA to Little Talbot Island, FL – 3 hrs 11 mins in the saddle – Mostly Sunny & Cool

DAY 9– 46.9 miles – Little Talbot Island, FL to St. Augustine, FL – 4 hrs 15 mins in the saddle – Sunny & Windy

DAY 10 – 0 miles – Rest day in St. Augustine, FL

 

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We made it to Florida, the sunshine state!  This marks the first entire state that Heather has ridden across.  She has been doing better than I could have ever imagined adjusting to the bicycle touring lifestyle.  I am so proud of her and feel like the luckiest man on earth.

Our first night in Florida brought us to Little Talbot State Park.  The park ranger put us in a camp site close to the bath house and laundry station so we would have easy access to cleaning ourselves up.  It can get pretty funky pedaling for hours straight.  We lucked out with our camp site because our neighbors were awesome!  The men from the Howard family (Grandpa Bob, Chris his son, and grandson Brody) were getting out for the weekend.  They invited us right over to hang out with them and soon asked us what our plans were for dinner.  When we told them about our two course meal, ramen with tuna and then sausage ravioli from a can, they wouldn’t have it.  They fed us hot dogs and bubba burgers until we couldn’t eat anymore.  After dinner we enjoyed some coffee and then kicked back in there comfy chairs (so nice to finally sit in something with a backrest) around a campfire talking about our bucket lists.  Bob, we wish you best of luck reaching your dream of trekking the Appalachian Trail.

From Little Talbot State park we continued down the Florida coast to St. Augustine.  My gosh are there some ridiculously beautiful and extravagant houses in that area…especially in Ponte Vedra.  It really helped pass the time gazing at the homesteads as the road seemed straight as an arrow for almost 30 miles.  We fought for every mile that day as the wind was blowing right in our faces.  As we arrived in St. Augustine we enjoyed a delicious meal at Harry’s (the Howard’s recommendation) restaurant.  St. Augustine marked the completion of the first leg of our trip.  We decided to take our first (much needed) day off and explore the oldest city in the United States and rest our legs and rear-ends. We drank from the fountain of youth, sampled wine from a local winery, toured the town on a guided trolley and created our own historic pub crawl.

Off to ride into the sunset,

Andy, Heather & Ollie

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Responses

  1. drink some water from fountain of youth for me===========always looking forward to your interesting posts========love you and proud of you=grandma

  2. Keep up the posts! I’m living vicariously through you two while I sit in my cube and take in the fluorescent lights! I cannot believe how far you guys have ridden so far. It’s so awe-inspiring!

  3. You two are amazing! I hope you are having as much fun a time of riding as I am of reading your blog! It’s sooo interesting, I have no idea what to expect when I read this blog!

  4. Priceless!!!

  5. Love following your trip… Great adventure.


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