Shalimar, Florida

Cold, but not as cold, this morning. Took a tour of the caverns. Got on the road at 11:30. Rode about 45 miles.

Called the Odoms. They picked us up and drove to Gene’s folks’ house in Shalimar. Gene suggested we ride along the beach rather than return to the route. However of his route was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Also part of the Adventure Cycling route that gets us from Florida into Alabama may not be doable because of a ferry being discontinued. This is a part we were very much looking forward to. The ferry would take us to Dauphin Island, which also apparently suffered great damage. We’ll have to see in the morning about our options.

The ride today was boring.