Apologies for the tardiness of this blog. Here were the highlights of the 3rd week.
Monday – Mar 18 – Key West to Tavenier – a long ride over a lot of water, no shoulders, brilliant sunshine, a 7-mile bridge and a strong headwind, glad to be getting close to the mainland.
Tuesday – Mar 19 – Tavenier t0 Tamiami (Miccosukee Casino) – moving from urban area to completely flat terrain, dull overcast morning burning off to a warm bright day. Finding the Casino was a godsend! All you could eat buffet was very welcomed.
Wednesday – Mar 20 – Tamiami to Clewiston – moving north about 80 miles with only one gas station along the way. Key lesson learned: carry a minimum of 4 quarts of water/sports drinks if you go over 40 miles! Had a super Cuban supper in Clewiston.
Thursday – Mar 21 – Clewiston t0 Sebring – another hot day going up the center of Florida. Sebring was a welcome stop at about 2:00 pm – having an early supper listening to the senior citizens at the local diner was the evening’s entertainment.
Friday – Mar 22 – Sebring to Minneola – 89 miles! Long day made longer by an hour & 15 minutes delay in check in due to computer glitches, but it was countered by eating at the Honey Hive restaurant – all you could eat fish supper.
Sat – Mar 23 – Minneola to Ocala – made it into Ocala by midday, sat in the hotel lobby until the room was ready, then walking down to the local Winn Dixie for provisions. Rest day – Sunday – was also in Ocala.