Day 21 - Humor me, please

Trip Start Mar 23, 2011
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Trip End Apr 15, 2011


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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Relax for a moment. Now, think back. No, I mean way back. You're 8 years old. It's Christmas Eve. There's that one gift you've wanted so badly. Needed it, really. Ever since you saw it, it was the one thing you just absolutely had to have. And you know that tomorrow, Santa is coming. And you just have absolute confidence that he is going to bring you that gift. And it's only hours away, but to you that seems like forever. That's pretty much how I feel tonight.

The last three weeks is a blur of cities, and landscapes. What day it is hasn't mattered, just get on the bike and rack up some miles. Some days I felt pretty darn good, other days, not so much. There were days that I was happy and lovin' life, and days when I felt that I would rather be just about anywhere else. There are parts of the trip that I have already forgotten and other parts that I will never forget. I am so looking forward to finishing up and going home.

Lots of familiar sights today. Things that just screamed "You're getting closer!". I passed Kroger stores and Interstate 75. Stopped for lunch with less than 100 miles to go. Saw signs for I 95. The landscape is pretty much dead flat at this point. Most days, I have stopped and taken pics of anything that struck me as interesting. Today I pretty much just pedaled, screw the pictures, my mind was entirely on the beach. Rode through the only rain we've seen in three weeks for awhile this morning, before it cleared out. High around 74, just a perfect day. Nothing particularly funny to report, sorry,

About 130 miles today, less than 30 left. Tune in tomorrow for the conclusion. Right now, I'm going to bed. Santa's coming.
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Bev on

I saw Patty's post on Facebook that you made it and are on your way home. Way to go Jim!! Will you speak at the OHHS Boosters meeting? Or better yet write these blogs and your reflections in a book. Just don't title the book, The Last Lecture. That has already been done. I so enjoyed your comments and humor. Good statement Jim! That was a good statement. Looking forward to seeing you in your green windbreaker. (You can wear something else besides the black biking shorts.)

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