I had a whole blog post about the things you learn while bicycling in Virginia that I thought funny and informative and my notes that I wrote on the trail magically disappeared as well as a check for 130 dollars from the dentist. Not to mention that I have a cold, third one this season and four days to go until I leave for my bike ride in Florida. So, lessons learned the hard way. One hundred thirty dollars less and no humorous blog entry. The cold, I don’t know what to do about except drink various herbal teas, keep hydrated and bring along a pharmacy of drugs to keep the snot from constantly running from my nose and to lessen the headaches. Other than this seemingly run of crappy luck all is on tract for me to leave Sunday for Florida.
I have the panniers all packed bringing my carrying weight at 20 pounds minus the tent and whatever food I will be packing. Not sure how much that will weigh in at. Planning for the weather has been a challenge. Yesterday, I was mowing grass in shorts, cutting down spring flowers and onions and today the morning temperature was in the 40’s. To offset widely varying temperatures I have decided to bring clothes that I can layer. I can’t stand to be cold. Maybe it’s my advancing age but it bothers me more and more every year. The kitten (Bonnie) will stay home this time!
I can’t think of anything else I may need and it’s not like we will be in the wilderness with no way to stop at a store to get what we may be lacking. Despite the aforementioned setbacks I am very excited to be experiencing this adventure with my brother.
Three more work days and my contract is up until December, hopefully this trip will allow me some time to enjoy life for a while and enjoy nursing when I return. I am ready!