Austin to Bastrop, TX
Brrrrr. The temp read 55 for most of the day, but it felt much colder then that as the rain kept coming down pretty much all day.
We took a circuitous route out of Austin that felt more like clues for a scavenger hunt then a cue sheet of riding instructions. The longest stretch of road was 5.9 miles. For me, the constant need to navigate actually passes the time more quickly. Although the first 15 miles seemed to take forever. We went through high end and working class neighborhoods, and eventually found ourselves on country roads again as we headed toward Bastrop.
it was so raw out that we did not stop for sightseeing or lunch. Several people stopped in at Mellow Johnny’s bike shop.
Arrived at the hotel early (for me) and was able to get laundry done and warm up. Staying at Hampton Inn tonight and it feels like a Ritz Carlton! Ahhhhh
Near the end of the ride we saw more wildflowers and passed fields of blue bonnets. My hands were freezing so I did not get any blue bonnet pics. Sorry
but I did get pics of how wet and dirty of a day it was! Hoping my shoes dry!
Glad you’re staying somewhere with a shower, lol… Hopefully the rain subsides for the rest of your trip and your shoes dry out!
Nice visuals,,,I can smell those feet from NH! That must have been the best shower evah.
Way to go Karen. xo
Fantastic Journey Karen. Wish you more sunshine, wind in your back to help you along. This is your job now for another 26 days. Completed more than half your trip…Awesome.
So Karen, Can I post your link for Make A Wish on my facebook wall for possibly more donations?
You bet. This is the direct link. http://friends.wish.org/058-000/page/Karen-Coffey/Karen%27s-Cross-Country-Ride-for-Wishes.htm. Or you can send them to the blog and they can select donate to make a wish at the top of the page. Thank you!