Saturday, October 21, 2017
The low last night was 47 so not as cold but really heavy dew this morning. You just couldn’t ask for a more beautiful early fall day. The leaves are turning a little but there is still a lot of green in the woods of Georgia.
We fixed ourselves a hearty breakfast in preparation for our long (for us) bike ride today. We headed out at 9:30 riding the Silver Comet to Alabama. It’s about 11.5 miles from our campground. It was still a little cool when we started and we were thankful we had decided to put on long sleeves. We didn’t see very many other cyclists on the way to Alabama. When we got to the end of the SCT and the beginning of the Chief Ladiga Trail in Alabama we met some other cyclists and talked for a while, while we were all taking a break. Met some interesting people. After a break we were on the way back to the campground. We met many more people on the way back. There was a Boy Scout troop riding the trail today. They were strung out for quite a ways and the troop leaders seemed to have there hands full. We also did some geocaching along the way. It was a really nice ride 22.5 miles per the GPS.
After returning we quickly headed into town to pick up a few groceries and get an ice cream cake for Ken. His birthday was Monday, but we decided to wait until today to celebrate. We got some really nice burgers from the food truck Monday and Don and Joyce grilled those for us tonight. Others prepared slaw, baked beans, macaroni salad, stuffed eggs and chips with ice cream cake for dessert. We all enjoyed a nice meal together and then sat around the fire that Max had built for us earlier this afternoon. It was a nice time of talking, relaxing and enjoying the cool fall evening. It was another wonderful day. Looking forward to visiting Anna Kresge UMC here in Cedartown tomorrow with the team.